Tom Rogic misses Socceroos camp due to knee complaint

Socceroos star midfielder Tom Rogic has been left out of new coach Graham Arnold's first training camp after tweaking his knee playing for Celtic FC last weekend.

Rogic would have joined the Socceroos in Turkey if they had been preparing for a match but Celtic asked to keep him in Glasgow to monitor his fitness.

Tom Rogic (left) has been left out of the Socceroos training camp due to a knee complaint.

Tom Rogic (left) has been left out of the Socceroos training camp due to a knee complaint.

The Canberra export is expected to play for Celtic this week but will require an injection to treat his knee.

“Tommy has an ongoing knee issue that’s affecting his hamstring,” Arnold said.

“Nearly every game he’s played has only been 60 minutes and he’s coming off the bench. He’s having an injection directly after their game at the weekend that requires five to seven days rest – it’s a waste of time bringing him in, especially when our medical staff are all over what the injury is.

“There’s been great communication between Celtic and our medical staff, so we know exactly what the issue is. I know Tom well after coaching him for a quite a while and it gives a great opportunity for us to look at other players.”

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