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Sport Victory's Kruse to miss A-League opener

03:10  08 october  2019
03:10  08 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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winner.[7] Kruse made his home league debut on 25 August, scoring a goal in Freiburg' s 1–1 draw with 1. FSV Mainz 05.[8] He helped Freiburg claim their first win of the Bundesliga season in their third game on 16 September, netting a goal and providing two He had not missed a single penalty in six years.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 30: Robbie Kruse takes part during a Melbourne Victory A-League training session at Gosch's Paddock on July 30, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images) © 2019 Getty Images MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 30: Robbie Kruse takes part during a Melbourne Victory A-League training session at Gosch's Paddock on July 30, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images) Melbourne Victory and Socceroos winger Robbie Kruse will miss the opening round of the A-League season.

Kruse has battled a hamstring injury throughout the pre-season, with Victory electing not to risk the 31-year-old in Saturday's Melbourne City derby.

"Robbie has been working tirelessly to overcome a hamstring issue and get his body ready, however at this stage we still have some work to do with him," Victory general manager of football Paul Trimboli said in a statement.

"As well as recovering from the injury, Robbie needs time to improve his fitness and ensure he is 100 per cent ready for the intensity that is demanded in the A-League.

"Given the nature of his injury and the length of the season, we won't be taking any risks and will treat his comeback cautiously."

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