The Australian football community united to wish Melbourne City FC forward Corey Gameiro a speedy recovery, after scans confirmed he had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Friday night’s win over Perth Glory.
The 22-year-old had only recently returned to Hyundai A-League action after recovering from a serious knee injury sustained whilst on Olyroos duty last November.
It is devastating blow for Gameiro – who joined City from Sydney FC in June this year – as the forward began to show glimpses of his attacking quality in five appearances for John van’t Schip’s side this campaign, including providing the assist for Bruno Fornaroli’s goal in the 5-1 win over the Glory.
Melbourne City FC teammates Erik Paartalu, Ivan Franjic, Bruno Fornaroli and Head Coach John van’t Schip forwarded messages of support to Gameiro, who has vowed to return “better and stronger” than ever next season.
Players from other Hyundai A-League clubs were quick to send their messages of support.
Gameiro received messages of support from his previous A-League club Sydney FC, including an inspiring message from a former teammate.
Gameiro’s spirit, determination and light hearted character has made him a popular player amongst supporters, with fans wishing the forward all the best in his recovery.