Adrian Leijer injury update

Melbourne Victory defender Adrian Leijer is set to miss up to four weeks of football, with scans confirming the injury he sustained late in Saturday night’s win over Central Coast Mariners is far more serious than first thought.

Melbourne Victory defender Adrian Leijer is set to miss up to four weeks of football, with scans confirming the injury he sustained late in Saturday night-s win over Central Coast Mariners is far more serious than first thought.

After visiting a specialist in Melbourne this morning, it was revealed the 27-year-old had sustained a fractured eye-socket, a fractured cheekbone, as well as a fracture to his nose.

Leijer was kicked to the face in the 94th minute of Saturday-s 3-1 win and was forced off the pitch after coming on as a late substitute only minutes earlier.

The club will provide further updates on his recovery over the coming weeks.