FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 “Chief Vibes Officer” Martin Boyle has joined up with the Subway Socceroos during the team’s two matches against Ecuador.
The 29-year-old, who missed the World Cup in Qatar, having been out of action since October 2022 after scans revealed Boyle had a pre-existing ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which required surgery.
Since then, Boyle’s rehabilitation has been progressing well and the Hibernian FC forward has now joined up with the Subway Socceroos’ medical team for the next week or so.
Subway Socceroos’ Head Coach Graham Arnold named his 26-man squad, where Boyle was obviously omitted from the initial playing squad; however, Arnold sent a special request to Hibs to have the forward at their training camp to provide morale support to his national teammates.
He will also continue his rehabilitation with the Australian doctors and physios, who are at the top of their trade.
Hibernian FC Manager, Lee Johnson commented: “We are really pleased with how Martin has been progressing over the last few months and he is well on track with his rehabilitation and recovery.
“The last few months have been difficult for him, but he has been working really hard to make sure he gets back to full fitness as quickly as he can.
“When you are out injured for a long period of time, it can be a lonely place as a footballer. This is a good opportunity for Boyler to go out to Australia, link up with his international teammates and receive some of the best medical care in a new environment.
“The change of scenery will be good for his mindset, and I’m sure he will come back revitalised when we welcome him back in a week’s time,” concluded Johnson.
Match Day One
Date: Friday, 24 March 2023
Venue: CommBank Stadium, Sydney
Time: 8.10pm AEDT
Broadcast: Live on 10 in Sydney and Melbourne, 10 Bold in Adelaide, Brisbane, and Perth, and on 10 Play and Paramount+.
Match Day Two
Date: Tuesday, 28 March 2023
Venue: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
Time: 7:35pm AEDT
Broadcast: Live on 10 Bold, 10 Play and Paramount+