Roar lose Theo for start of A-League campaign

Brisbane Roar suffered a blow to their A-League title defence with experienced goalkeeper Michael Theo ruled out for the start of the 2014/15 campaign.

With kick off-just over a fortnight away, Roar’s No. 1 gloveman and five-time championship winner has been sidelined for at least two months with a fractured wrist.

The club, still reeling from being dumped out of the FFA Cup by Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium on Tuesday night, are being forced back into the player market to replace the 33-year-old.

 It is understood the reigning champions have approached former Australian youth international and Brisbane Strikers custodian, Michael Turnbull, regarding a short term deal.

Roar’s only other goalkeeper Jamie Young filled in for Theo in the FFA Cup match that ended the club’s hopes of going for the triple.

"Michael sustained a wrist fracture during shooting practice at training on Monday," Coach Mike Mulvey told AAP.

"He made an unbelievable save from a snap shot during one of our normal drills.

"Unfortunately, he sustained the injury which will see him out of action for the beginning of the season."

Roar and Adelaide lock horns again at Suncorp Stadium on October 12, in the opening round of the A-League season.