Roar skipper out for A-League season

February 13, 2013
By Jim Morton
Defending champions Brisbane Roar's woes have worsened with captain Matt Smith ruled out for rest of the A-League season due to hip surgery.

Smith underwent an operation on Wednesday and will be sidelined for four months, ending any chance he could return in time for the play-offs.

The Socceroos defender hasn't played or trained for the past month due to a hip labrum tear but, even as recently as Tuesday, he remained optimistic of featuring again this season.

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