Injury blow for Chris Coyne

Scans have revealed Perth Glory defender Chris Coyne has torn his right Achilles

Scans have revealed Perth Glory defender Chris Coyne has torn his right Achilles.

Coyne will have surgery next week and will be out of action for a minimum of three months.

“Obviously it-s a huge blow and an injury we didn-t need,” Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson said.

“With Scott Neville already out and Steve Pantelidis still a few weeks away from match fitness, it leaves us short at the back.

“Chris is a big character and leader, a player we will miss.”

Coyne picked up the injury late in the game against Melbourne Victory.