The Central Coast Mariners can today confirm that Tommy Oar has been ruled out for the remainder of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season after sustaining a knee injury on Sunday against Sydney FC.
In the 13th minute of play, Oar challenged for a ball in the air on the left wing. Oar subsequently landed awkwardly on his left foot which resulted in a hyper extension of his knee, causing a posterior capsule ligament sprain.
Although it is unlikely that Oar will require surgery, the estimated recovery time is 10-12 weeks, effectively ruling him out for the remainder of the Mariners’ current Hyundai A-League campaign.
Tommy Oar thanked the Mariners’ fans for their support and praised the Club’s medical staff who commenced his rehab immediately.
“I am really disappointed to not be able to play again this season,” Oar said. “I know I’m in great hands with Dave McGinness and the medical team at the Mariners, so I am putting my full focus into getting myself healthy and fully fit for next season.
“Obviously I will be trying to support the boys for the remainder of this season and helping in any way I can around the Club. I would also like to thank the fans for how patient they’ve been with me, I really appreciate it and look forward to repaying them next season helping drive the club to success,” Oar said.