Mooy stretchered off in Huddersfield’s big EPL win
Aaron Mooy starred again for Huddersfield Town but had to be stretchered off with a knee injury in his side’s huge Premier League win over Bournemouth overnight.
In a huge scare for the Caltex Socceroos just months out from the FIFA World Cup, Mooy was taken from the field with his head in his hands after suffering a deep cut to his knee.
Mooy appeared to clash knees with Cherries star Lewis Cook with 15 minutes left at John Smith’s Stadium, in a match Huddersfield won 4-1.
While it was feared the 27-year-old had suffered ligament damage, Huddersfield boss David Wagner said that wasn’t the case.
“We have to wait. He got a cut over his knee - he got some stitches as well,” Wagner said after the match.
“We have to see what he looks like in the upcoming days - how long he will be sidelined.
“At the minute I cannot answer this question seriously.”
Before his injury, Mooy was proving a lynchpin as the Terriers recorded their first win of 2018.
After both sides scored inside the first 13 minutes, Mooy set up the next two goals for the home side either side of the break.
Striker Steve Mounie was the main beneficiary of Mooy’s class, first planting a downward header past Asmir Begovic from the Aussie’s perfect free-kick delivery.
Mooy then played a perfect square ball to the Benin striker who made no mistake with his finish, which deflected in off Steve Cook.
The injury scare to Mooy aside, it was the perfect day for Huddersfield who have moved out of the relegation zone with the win.
They are currently in 17th spot, one point ahead of Southampton in the drop zone ahead of a trip to last-placed West Brom next weekend.
Whether Mooy will be available remains to be seen but if not he’ll be a huge loss for Wagner’s men.
In 29 appearances in the EPL this season, Mooy has scored four goals and had three assists.
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