Friday, 13 July 2012 9:03 AM
South Melbourne FC will be without youngster Dimi Hatzimouratis for the rest of the 2012 Victorian Premier League season as the 22 year old attacking player has been ruled out through injury.
Hatzimouratis requires surgery on his foot, with a screw needing to be inserted in the foot in order to assist healing the fracture that has been haunting him ever since the pre-season. The surgery will mean that he will more than likely miss the rest of this season.
Speaking to smfc.com.au, Hatzimouratis was naturally disappointed but was optimistic for the future. “I have felt quite a bit of pain of late when running and putting pressure on my foot, so there was no surprise to see some damage in there. It is really frustrating though with the team now starting to gel, playing well and getting good results. I would love to be amongst it but I’ll have to miss out for the time being. On the bright side, I can now have a full pre-season and really ensure that I am at peak fitness for the 2013 season.”
Hatzimouratis joined South at the start of this year and so far to date has scored three goals in 11 League and Cup appearances in 2012.
We wish Dimi all the best with his surgery and in his recovery and hope to see him back on the park as soon as possible.