Socceroo Herd suffers another injury blow

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.