Fears confirmed: Ibini out for four months
Ibini, who suffered the injury on the first official day of pre-season training with Club Brugge, confirmed on Instagram he will undergo surgery in Gent on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old isn’t likely to be back to full fitness until October.
It’s a cruel blow for the ex-Sydney FC and Mariners attacker who made his dream move to Europe from Shanghai SIPG last month to link up with close mate Mat Ryan.
Ibini got plenty of support on Twitter with a host of players wishing him luck for his recovery.
@bernieibini sorry to hear about the leg mate. Everything happens for a reason. Come back bigger and stronger. chin up
— Trent Sainsbury (@Tsainsbury92) July 7, 2015
Speedy recovery @bernieibini. Just another challenge that you'll overcome to continue living your dream mate.
— Daniel McBreen (@djmcbreen) July 7, 2015
@bernieibini get well soon brother
— Bruce Djite (@BDjite) July 7, 2015