The Socceroos star’s recent groin injury flared up again in Galatasaray’s recent 3-0 win over Orduspor.
The former Leeds and Liverpool player is expected to miss at least two months of soccer after suffering a second-degree tear of his adductor tendon, an injury that has caused the 31-year-old anguish in the past.
The news is a blow for Kewell and Australia, as the Socceroo talisman has been in sparkling form for the Turkish club, netting 13 goals in this campaign.
With the World Cup in South Africa not too far away, Aussie football fans will be sweating on the fitness of Kewell, hoping for a clean bill of health for the injury-prone forward.
Kewell was instrumental in Australia’s unexpected run into the second round of the 2006 World Cup before missing the final match against Italy due to injury.
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