Wheelhouse’s results better than expected

Scans on Jobe Wheelhouse’s right knee confirmed the captain has a grade one plus strain of his MCL.

Scans on Jobe Wheelhouse-s right knee confirmed the captain has a grade one plus strain of his MCL.

The 27-year old, who limped off the pitch at training on Tuesday, will be sidelined for a minimum of three weeks.

“The scan gave us better news than we expected,” Physiotherapist Robert Dingle said.

“At this stage, he will miss at least the next two games, and we will continue to monitor and assess him.

“He has already started controlled rehab and he will progress as his knee tolerates.”

Ruben Zadkovich has been handed the captain's armband for Saturday's clash with the Central Coast Mariners at Hunter Stadium.

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 PROticket as parking is subject to availability.