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INJURY BLOW: Sydney FC Star To Miss Rest Of A-League Season & Asian Cup

Ali Abbas suffers major injury, won’t return before January 2016…

Sydney FC star Ali Abbas will miss the rest of the A-League season, with reports that the Iraq international has torn both his anterior and medial cruciate ligaments.

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According to The Daily Telegraph, Abbas will face a minimum 12-month rehab program and will miss a portion of the 2015-16 season.

Abbas was tackled by Wanderers midfielder Iacopo La Rocca in the early stages of Saturday’s Sydney derby and looked to be in a great deal of distress.

Sydney FC chief executive Tony Pignata confirmed the 28-year-old’s injury to the newspaper, and said it was unlikely to see him back before January 2016.

It’s the second major injury the Sky Blues have suffered in as many weeks, with striker Corey Gameiro rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament whilst on Olyroos duty.

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