Coyne out for a month

Perth Glory defender Jamie Coyne has been cleared of serious injury but will still miss a month of football after suffering strain to the medial ligament in his left knee.

Perth Glory defender Jamie Coyne has been cleared of serious injury but will still miss a month of football after suffering a strain to the medial ligament in his left knee.

Coyne sustained the injury in the opening half of the club-s round one match against Adelaide and was forced from the ground after 39 minutes.

There were initial fears that Coyne could miss six weeks after limping from the field however club medical staff have thoroughly reviewed scans and are confident the defender can be back to full fitness by round six.

“It-s better than first expected which is positive,” Coyne said.

“There is always a bit of fear of the unknown when you first do an injury, particularly around the knee, so I-m happy it-s not as bad as it could have been.

“I don-t like missing any games but I can now focus on my recovery and be back helping the boys sooner rather than later,” said Coyne.

On a positive note midfielder Wayne Srhoj has recovered from a hamstring strain and will be considered for selection against Wellington on Sunday. Srhoj was an impressive performer throughout the club-s pre-season and will be a significant inclusion against the Phoenix.

Jamie Harnwell-s recovery from a hamstring injury is also progressing well with the key utility player running and taking part in light training drills this week. He is expected to be available for selection in round four.