A-League: Hoolahan to miss extended period

Newcastle Jets can confirm that Wes Hoolahan will miss an extended period after suffering a major ankle injury during the FFA Cup Quarter Final loss to Adelaide last Tuesday night.

Scans taken in the following days have shown the Irishman suffered major ligament and cartilage damage throughout his right ankle.

Hoolahan underwent surgery in Sydney on Monday, and will now begin the rehabilitation phase of his recovery.

Estimated return to play timeframes will be established by the Club’s medical staff in consultation with the surgeon, but it is expected that Hoolahan won’t feature in the Hyundai A-League until the new year.