Sydney FC blow: skipper ruled out for six weeks

Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque has been ruled out for a minimum of six weeks with a hamstring strain, the club announced today.

The 32 year old sustained the injury during the Sky Blues 1-1 draw with Melbourne Victory last Saturday night (27 February).

It means at best Brosque may be able to return for the Hyundai A-League Finals Series, though even that seems doubtful. 

Alex Brosque warms down with some stretches.

Head Coach Graham Arnold said: “It’s a big blow.  At the start of the year when we did our recruitment I was looking for Alex Brosque to be a key figure and one of our main goalscorers. 

“He has missed 14 games so far this season and as our leader and captain it’s a big blow.  We now need everyone else to step up and fill his shoes.”