Roar skipper faces surgeon's knife

January 29, 2013
By Laine Clark
An anxious wait lies ahead for Brisbane Roar captain Matt Smith - and it has little to do with the A-League champions' ailing plight.

Smith is sweating on the second-last Roar turning around their season, however, the skipper's more immediate concern is avoiding the surgeon's knife.

After finally succumbing to a hip complaint he had been battling for five games, Smith missed last round's 2-1 home loss to Melbourne Heart and has been scratched from Saturday night's away clash ...

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