Heskey out for six weeks

Jets striker Emile Heskey will be sidelined for six weeks after sustaining a Grade 2 medial ligament strain in his left knee.

Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets striker Emile Heskey will be sidelined for six weeks after suffering a Grade 2 medial ligament strain in his left knee during the Jets- pre-season trial match against Melbourne Victory.

Heskey sustained the injury in the 23rd minute of the contest following a strong tackle from Melbourne Victory defender Nick Ansell.

Scans today revealed the former England international is likely to miss the opening three rounds of the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League season, with the Jets- Round 4 F3 Derby clash with the Central Coast Mariners looming as potential date for his return.

Meanwhile, Jets forward Nathan Burns is awaiting the results of scans to determine the severity of a hamstring strain he sustained during the warm-up to yesterday-s match against the Victory.

Burns was not risked during the match and will have confirmation on the extent of his injury within the next 24 hours.