Cruel injury blow for in-form Borrello

In heartbreaking news for Brandon Borrello, the young attacker’s hopes of forcing his way into the Caltex Socceroos FIFA World Cup squad have been dashed due to injury.

Borrello, who plays for Kaiserslautern in Germany’s 2.Bundesliga, reportedly suffered the injury in training prior to last weekend.

A report in the News Limited press revealed Borrello underwent scans which showed he had suffered serious ligament injury.

Borrello had been in superb form for Kaiserslautern, one of their most consistent players in a difficult season for the club who are facing relegation to Germany’s third tier.

In 19 appearances for the club, the 22-year-old has scored three goals and had four assists, boasting a pass accuracy of 73% and with 27 successful dribbles.

His eye-catching displays had the ex-Brisbane Roar flyer on the radar of some Bundesliga outfits.

Caltex Socceroos boss Bert van Marwijk had also come to watch Borrello in action as he edges closer to selecting his preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

So the injury has come at the worst possible time for Borrello, who will now focus on his rehab to ensure he’s ready to go for next season.