Sydney FC provide update on Ninkovic’s ankle injury

Sydney FC are breathing a sigh of relief after confirmation Milos Ninkovic’s ankle injury isn’t as bad as first thought.

The Serbian playmaker hobbled off just before the hour mark of the Sky Blues’ 2-0 FFA Cup 2019 Round of 32 defeat to Brisbane Roar last Wednesday night.


At the time Ninkovic feared he had broken his ankle and was set for a long stint on the sidelines.

But those concerns were allayed on Monday as Sydney FC confirmed there was no break or ligament damage suffered by the two-time Championship-winner.

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“I don’t know the exact injury but I was worried about it. At the moment when I felt the pain in the game I thought probably something broken because I couldn’t move my foot and that was scary to me,” admitted Ninkovic.

“I couldn’t feel my foot…it was like a dead foot and if you have this type of feeling it’s normally something bad.

“Thank God everything is fine. I thought maybe the season wasn’t over but I would be out two or three months which is a long time.


“Now it’s just a big bruise and I think in two or three days I will be alright.”

As the pictures below show, the 34-year-old began light training with Sydney FC’s medical staff at the club’s Macquarie Uni base on Monday.

Milos Ninkovic at Sydney FC's training ground on Monday. Pic courtesy of Peter Furst
Milos Ninkovic at Sydney FC's training ground on Monday. Pic courtesy of Peter Furst
Milos Ninkovic at Sydney FC's training ground on Monday. Pic courtesy of Peter Furst
Milos Ninkovic at Sydney FC's training ground on Monday. Pic courtesy of Peter Furst

Ninkovic will miss the club’s pre-season friendly against Wollongong Wolves on Wednesday night but should return to training by the end of this week.

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