Sikora sidelined

Perth Glory midfielder Victor Sikora will miss the club’s next two matches after scans revealed a tear in his right hamstring.

Perth Glory midfielder Victor Sikora will miss the club-s next two matches after scans revealed a tear in his right hamstring.

Skiora was replaced just prior to half time of last Saturday-s game against North Queensland after feeling tightness in his leg but admitted the diagnosis came as a shock.

“It is a big surprise, I thought it was feeling tight only but the scans showed there were two tears, it really was a nasty surprise,” Sikora said.

“I have felt more tightness in games before and nothing has happened but unfortunately this time something was there.”

The former Dutch International has been in superb touch for Perth this season, adding plenty of bite to the club-s midfield while also having a presence in front of goal where he has scored four times.

While the injury requires a three week rehabilitation, Sikora should only miss two games due to a FIFA match break in mid November. He is expected to be ready to return in time for Perth-s blockbuster match against Sydney at ME Bank Stadium on November 22.

“The positive in all of this is that I should only miss a couple of games because of the break and be back in time for the game against Sydney at home,” Sikora said.

“It-s strange to think that I-ll miss any games at all because I-m walking fine and don-t feel much pain but I-ll get straight into the rehab and I can-t wait to get back out there.”