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Adelaide United defender Elrich suffers horror ACL injury

Goal.com logo Goal.com 08-04-2017

Adelaide United have confirmed that Tarek Elrich ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in an A-League clash with Melbourne City.

The Australia international lasted just 25 minutes of that contest before being forced from the field.

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The 30-year-old full-back suffered the injury after landing awkwardly on his left leg.

.@AdelaideUnited confirm horror injury for @elrich11 - https://t.co/9iftIGYd9M pic.twitter.com/FcdRwzAIpR

— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) April 8, 2017

He is now facing up to a lengthy spell on the sidelines, with Adelaide announcing that the opinion of medical professionals will be sought before a decision is made on any surgery.

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Speaking on Elrich's injury, the Club’s doctor, Dr James Ilic, said: “Following scans on Friday evening, we can confirm Tarek has ruptured the ACL in his left knee.

“Tarek will now see a surgeon on Monday to discuss the best course of action and to begin the recovery process as soon as possible.”

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