Heskey to miss again as Jets reveal injury blow

The Newcastle Jets' decision to rest Emile Heskey appears to have done little, with the former England international hurting his calf in light training on Monday

The Newcastle Jets will again be without marquee man Emile Heskey, with a suspected calf strain ruling him out for Friday's hosting of Perth Glory.

Heskey picked up a corked calf in February 27's 2-1 win over the Wellington Phoenix, and was rested for the Jets' trip to face Melbourne Victory on Sunday.

The former England striker then sustained a strain to his calf in a light training session on Monday, according to the club's website.

"Soft tissue injuries, like Emile's strained calf, are a bi-product of fatigue," club physiotherapist Rob Dingle said.

"Emile got a cork in his calf in the Wellington game, add to that the travel, which have both contributed to the injury he sustained at a light training session on Monday.

"We obviously made the decision to rest him on the weekend to avoid injury, so it is particularly disappointing to lose Emile now."

Countryman Michael Bridges - scorer of the Jets' second goal in the win over Wellington - was also rested for the trip to Melbourne, which ended in a 5-0 defeat.

The veteran should return to bolster the Jets' front line for the visit of the Glory.

Goal Australia now has its own and account, so for all the latest news and features on Australian football follow us by clicking on the above links