Injury blow: Reds striker suffers ruptured ACL

Adelaide United has confirmed towering striker Eli Babalj will miss the rest of the 2015/16 Hyundai A-League campaign after suffering a serious knee injury.

Babalj ruptured his ACL during the Reds’ 4-1 win over Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

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He returned back to Adelaide following the match, undergoing a scan which has confirmed the injury sustained to his right knee. Babalj will undergo surgery next week.

The 23-year-old’s injury is expected to keep him on the sidelines for at least nine months.