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Singapore's Hariss ruled out of AFF Suzuki Cup after breaking fibula

Published on Nov 29, 2012 5:29 PM
Indonesia's Irfan Haarys Bachdim challenges Singapore's Hariss Harun (left) for the ball during their AFF Suzuki Cup Group B football match in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 28, 2012. Hariss has been ruled out of the rest of the AFF Suzuki Cup after breaking his right fibula in that match. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR - Singapore's midfield lynchpin Hariss Harun has been ruled out of the rest of the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup, after suffering a broken right fibula during Wednesday's 0-1 defeat by Indonesia.

The Lions' media officer Visakan Subramanian confirmed this on Thursday, after the 22-year-old footballer underwent a scan in the morning.

Hariss missed the 2010 edition of the AFF Cup due to a similar injury, and will now be out of action from six to eight weeks.

The news will be a major blow to Singapore coach Raddy Avramovic, who will also be without fullbacks Irwan Shah (suspension) and Shaiful Esah (injury) for Saturday's crucial Group B tie against Laos.

The Lions need at least a point to confirm their passage to the semi-finals.