More injury pain for Wilkshire

Luke Wilkshire’s cruel run of hamstring injuries has continued after limping off early in Feyenoord’s 1-1 draw away to AS Roma in the Europa League overnight.

Wilkshire had to be replaced on the half hour mark, after injuring his hamstring for the third time this season.

The out-of-favour Socceroos full-back was making his return to the Feyenoord starting XI, having injured his hamstring earlier this month against ADO Den Haag.

Wilkshire also suffered a right hamstring injury in November, sidelining him for a month.

Earlier, Wilkshire was booked, meaning he would have been unavailable for the return leg next week, even without the injury.

He was also beaten to a cross by Gervinho for the opening goal on 22 minutes.

The 33-year-old hasn’t been involved with the Australia set-up since missing Ange Postecoglou’s final World Cup cut in June.

Meanwhile, Socceroo Mat Ryan played a full game as Club Brugge claimed a 3-1 away win over AaB to put one foot in the final 16.