Socceroos winger Daniel Arzani has gone beneath the knife in Spain after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament throughout his senior debut for Scottish facet Celtic.
The 19-year-old appeared to come out of surgery not lengthy after Australia beat Lebanon Three-Zero at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on Tuesday night time of their ultimate hitout earlier than subsequent yr’s Asian Cup.
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Arzani will play no half within the Socceroos’ 2015 title defence within the United Arab Emirates and is probably going to have 9 months of rehabilitation forward of him.
However the teenage sensation cannot wait to start his highway to restoration.
“Surgery executed and dusted, so so so eager to get began,” a smiling Arzani posted on Instagram on Tuesday from his Barcelona hospital mattress.
Fellow Australian younger gun Awer Mabil, who performed 66 minutes throughout his maiden Socceroos begin, was eager for Arzani to return to the nationwide set-up as he hatches plans to kind a speedy strike pressure.
“For Australian soccer, I feel they need to be enthusiastic about when Danny comes again,” Mabil mentioned on Monday.
“Me and Danny hopefully may study from the older boys which can be taking part in now and at some point entertain the Australian crowd and win video games for Australia.
“That is how I have a look at it. I do not have a look at it ‘Danny was injured, now it is my likelihood.’ It isn’t like that. Danny’s my teammate and we use one another to get higher.”
Arzani’s head-turning performances on the World Cup in Russia helped glean him a high-profile transfer to Manchester City earlier than becoming a member of fellow Socceroo Tom Rogic at Celtic on a two-year mortgage.
He broke into Brendan Rodgers’ facet earlier this month instead solely to be stretchered off 22 minutes into his Hoops debut.