Likely return date set for Caltex Socceroos star Mooy

Huddersfield manager David Wagner has set a return date for injured star Aaron Mooy, with the Caltex Socceroos midfielder likely to make his comeback against Swansea City on March 11 (AEDT).

Mooy hasn’t played since suffering a deep cut and infection in his knee in the Terriers’ 4-1 win over Bournemouth earlier this month.

The 27-year-old has already missed the club’s FA Cup loss to Manchester United and won’t play against West Bromich Albion this weekend, with next week’s clash with Tottenham at Wembley also likely to come too soon.

But the clash against fellow relegation candidates Swansea at home the following week could be the match Mooy returns in.

"Aaron started his gym-based work and cardio vascular-based work two days ago," Wagner said.

"I think, or rather we hope, he will be in individual training on the field in the middle of next week.

"There is a question mark over whether he will be ready to face Tottenham, but we are pretty sure that he will be available after that for the Swansea game."

Aaron Mooy in pain after his clash of knees against Bournemouth.
Aaron Mooy in pain after suffering the knee injury against Bournemouth.

That clash is likely to be pivotal to Huddersfield’s survival hopes, with the Terriers currently sitting just one point and one place above the drop zone with 11 games to go.

Mooy’s likely return against Swansea is also good news for the Caltex Socceroos who have friendly matches against Norway and Colombia in Europe in late March.

The Aussie playmaker has been arguably Huddersfield’s best performer in their first season in the EPL, scoring four goals and providing three assists from 27 appearances.