Australia boss Graham Arnold says the federation are exploring all options to try and get Huddersfield’s Aaron Mooy back fit quickly. The midfielder has been ruled out until February after he tore the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, but the Socceroos are hoping to have the playmaker available for their Asia Cup commitments in January.
Arnold says they are working closely with Huddersfield in a bid to get Mooy back as quickly as possible, without risking further setbacks for the Terriers ahead of a potential relegation dogfight this season. “With such an important tournament coming up we want to explore every option available,” Arnold said.
“Of course, Aaron’s long-term career and fitness remains our primary concern and we will not rush him to return to match play before he is safe and confident to do so, however we are also committed to leaving no stone unturned in our attempt to have him available for us at the tournament.
“We have agreed on this plan with Huddersfield and know that they are doing everything they can to manage Aaron’s injury.”