Mike Mulvey provides Mariners injury updates

The Central Coast Mariners can today confirm that Ross McCormack will temporarily return to his parent club [Aston Villa] for assessment on his knee injury.

McCormack, who is on a one-year-loan-agreement from Aston Villa, last appeared for the Mariners in their Hyundai A-League Round 5 fixture against Perth Glory and is due to return before Christmas.

Once assessed by Aston Villa, the Central Coast Mariners will provide an update on Ross’ condition.

Head Coach Mike Mulvey provided the following injury updates on: Ross McCormack, Tommy Oar, Jordan Murray, Jonathan Aspropotamitis and Corey Gameiro,

Ross McCormack update (Knee)
“We’ve decided to send Ross back to Aston Villa to check in with a specialist. We expect him back just before Christmas and the best situation we can see at this stage would be having Ross eligible for selection for our New Year’s Eve game against Perth Glory,” Mulvey said.

Tommy Oar update (Knee)
“Tommy won’t be eligible for selection this weekend against Wellington. He’s back running which is great news and we will hope to have him back for our game against the Newcastle Jets at home on December 23,” Mulvey said.

Jordan Murray update (Ankle)
“We’re thrilled to have Jordan back this week. He’s one of the lads that we plucked from the NPL. He’s an exciting prospect, he’s chomping at the bit and deserves his opportunity,” Mulvey said.

Jonathan Aspropotamitis update (ACL)
“Jonathan is nine months post ACL injury, which is quite a traumatic injury. In my history of understanding players in that situation, it takes a little bit of time for them to gain their full confidence.

“He’s an absolute consummate professional, I love his attitude and he has been diligent with his recovery. It was great to see him play 65 minutes in the Youth League on the weekend. We will give him another run out with the youth team on the weekend and we hope he will make even better strides this weekend,” Mulvey said.

Corey Gameiro update (Calf)
“Corey is another one that I’m sure fans are keen to see make his A-League debut in Mariners colours. He is working hard to return from a calf injury and we’re confident that we will have him back to full team training around that Christmas period,” Mulvey said.