Leijer's broken face blow

Melbourne Victory defender Adrian Leijer is set to miss the next four weeks after scans revealed his facial injury from the weekend was far worse than first realised.

The club today confirmed Leijer had suffered a fractured eye socket and fractured cheekbone as well as a broken nose when he was accidentally kicked in the face while trying to head a ball clear in the dying minutes of last weekend's 3-1 win over Central Coast Mariners.

"After visiting a specialist in Melbourne this morning, it was revealed the 27-year-old had sustained a fractured eye-socket, a fractured cheekbone, as well as a fracture to his nose," the club said in a statement this afternoon.

"Leijer is set to miss up to four weeks of football."



Hope he gets better soon. Does this mean we can include Gui Finkler in the ACL now ?

Heard Muscat saying to the 4th official....Oh I see, so it's ok if you accidentally kick someone in the head lol