Kennedy and Mitchell have surgery

Ben Kennedy and Josh Mitchell both underwent knee surgery on Thursday this week.

Newcastle Jets goalkeeper Ben Kennedy and defender Josh Mitchell both had knee arthroscopes on Thursday after managing knee issues through the 2012/13 season.

Jets physiotherapist Robert Dingle said the surgery was necessary to remove accessory bone from their knees.

"With a long off-season, we are able to address any issues the players have and ensure they are right long term," Dingle said.

“The surgery for Ben and Josh successfully addressed symptomatic bi-partite patella's.

“Their rehabilitation will begin on Friday and it will take around two months until they can return to full training.

"The surgery will put them in good stead for next season and being the off-season, we don't need to rush them back."

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