Managing Kennedy’s knee

Ben Kennedy will be on light duties for the next two weeks in an attempt to avoid a surgery on a troublesome right knee.

Jets goalkeeper Ben Kennedy will be on light duties for the next two weeks in an attempt to avoid a surgery on a troublesome right knee.

“Ben's MRI has showed that he has developed some overload through his patella-femoral joint in his right knee,” Physiotherapist Robert Dingle said.

“For a goalkeeper there is a lot of load that goes through their knees and at the moment Ben-s knee is not coping at 100% with full loads of training and games.

“We will be implementing a few new conservative measures over the next fortnight to try and get his knee back under control.

“If this doesn't settle his knee and allow him to train and play unrestricted, we may look at a clean out under arthroscope for Ben.

“Structurally the knee is sound so if it comes to it, it would just be a small clean out operation for Ben.”

Kennedy is still available for selection and has been named in an extended squad for Saturday's game against rivals the Central Coast Mariners.

“We will be guided by our medical team in regards to Ben for Saturday-s game; we will see how he is at training today and make a decision on our starting XI after that,” coach Gary van Egmond added.

The Jets hold their final training run at Hunter Stadium on Friday afternoon before Saturday's Round 3 game against the Central Coast Mariners.

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