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Spiranovic to miss 'a significant amount of time' with injury

11:25 AM MYT 08/03/2017
Matthew Spiranovic Australia Asian Cup
The former Western Sydney Wanderers defender is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Australia centre-back Matt Spiranovic will miss "a significant amount of time" with a quad injury.

Spiranovic suffered the injury during pre-season training with Chinese second-division club Hangzhou Greentown.

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou revealed the injury at Wednesday’s press conference to announce his latest 30-man Socceroos squad.

“He’s injured. He picked up an injury in pre-season,” Postecoglou said of the 28-year-old.

“He’ll be out for a significant amount of time.

“It’s still not clear the extent but the early signs are that he’ll be missing for a little while.

“He wasn’t even in consideration (for the Australia squad).”