Wheelhouse to miss F3 Derby

Jobe Wheelhouse will miss Saturday's F3 Derby clash with the Central Coast Mariners after injuring his right knee at training.

Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets captain Jobe Wheelhouse will miss Saturday's F3 Derby clash with the Central Coast Mariners after injuring his right knee at training on Tuesday.

Wheelhouse suffered what is believed to be between a grade 1 and grade 2 sprain to his medial collateral ligament (MCL) and will be unavailable for Saturday's game.

He will have scans in the coming days to confirm the grading of the sprain and the anticipated recovery time.

It is a double-header at Hunter Stadium this Saturday night. The Jets Youth team play the Central Coast Mariners Youth team prior to the A-League F3 Derby clash at 7.45pm.

Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners Saturday, December 8 Gates open: 4.50pm National Youth League kick-off: 5pm A-League kick-off: 7.45pm Venue: Hunter Stadium Tickets from PROticket

Limited parking will be available for purchase at the car park entrances on game days for the remainder of the Jets 2012/13 season. Whilst there will be parking available for purchase, Hunter Venues does encourage patrons to pre-purchase their parking tickets at a PROticket outlet or online at www.proticket.com.au as parking is subject to availability.