Socceroo Chris Herd has suffered another injury blow, stretchered off in Wigan’s 1-0 win over Adam Federici’s Reading on Wednesday morning (AEDT).Herd, on loan at the Latics from Aston Villa, was forced off early in the second half with a knee problem. It’s not yet known the severity of the problem, although the club tweeted it could be a serious injury. Play was stopped for almost 10 minutes as Herd received treatment before Herd was taken off on a stretcher. It’s another setback for the 25-year-old, who had to leave the Asian Cup early after suffering an Achilles injury in training before the clash with Oman in Sydney. Socceroos' World Cup qualifiers: how it works It puts into doubt Herd's selection for the Socceroos' friendly against the world champions Germany next month. Despite the loss of Herd Wigan held on to record a crucial victory in the English Championship. Federici was superb in goal for the home side, pulling off a string of fine saves to keep his side in the contest right until the end.
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