Injury forces Boogaard out of Newcastle trip

Central defender Nigel Boogaard will miss Saturday’s match against the Newcastle Jets due to a hamstring injury.

Adelaide United FC central defender Nigel Boogaard will miss Saturday-s match against the Newcastle Jets due to a hamstring injury.

Scans this morning revealed Boogaard has a low grade hamstring tear which he suffered in the 3-0 win over Sydney FC on New Years Eve and resulted in him coming from the field in the 64th minute.

The diagnosis effectively rules the 26 year old out of the trip to Hunter Stadium to tackle the Jets, his hamstring to be continually assessed meaning the club cannot put a specific time frame on how long he will be out of action.

Boogaard has started in all but one of the Reds- 14 matches so far this season.