Shoulder injury sidelines Wanderers keeper

Vedran Janjetovic has made 63 appearances for the Wanderers since joining from Sydney FC in 2017.
Vedran Janjetovic has made 63 appearances for the Wanderers since joining from Sydney FC in 2017.

Western Sydney goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic will miss the start of the 2019-20 A-League season due to a persistent shoulder injury.

The 31-year-old has been suffering a recurring rotator cuff tear in his right shoulder after initially hurting himself during the Wanderers' 2018-19 campaign.

Despite attempts to fix the injury through rehabilitation and inject treatment, Janjetovic will have to undergo surgery and is set to be sidelined for six months.

The news is a blow for Janjetovic who was facing a battle to retain his No.1 status at the Wanderers after some high-profile errors last season and the arrival of experienced Swiss custodian Daniel Lopar.

"It's obviously a very disappointing outcome but I will be fighting to get back to my best form," Janjetovic said.

Australian Associated Press