Jack Hendry has confirmed on Instagram that he has undergone surgery after injuring his knee in just his second appearance for new side Melbourne City, after joining the A-League club on loan from Celtic in January.
Hendry, 24, had managed just 11 minutes of football as a subsitute in a League Cup win over Partick Thistle this season – making it a somewhat easy decision for Neil Lennon to let the Scotland international go on loan.
A move to Australia materialised, and Hendry impressed in his debut against Perth Glory – helping Melbourne keep a clean sheet. But in just his second game, Hendry has suffered a knee injury during Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Adelaide.
Hendry has told fans on Instagram that he has suffered a knee injury, posting a picture from a hospital bed – confirming that he has gone under the knife. He does not give a timescale of the injury but it is likely to be a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
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It’s been a very difficult few days for myself was absolutely gutted to injure my knee on Saturday night. Happy to say I’ve had my op and hopefully all is well and now on the road to recovery, can’t speak more highly of @melbournecity staff an players and the support they have given me and hopefully can be back on the pitch asap, thanks to everyone that has messaged means a lot and I appreciate it! ♥️💪🏽
Hendry managed 27 appearances for Celtic at centre-back before leaving the club for Melbourne on loan, and has a contract at the club until the summer of 2022. The likes of Kris Ajer, Jozo Simunovic and Christopher Jullien has pushed him out.
Marvin Compper fared even worse than Hendry in a list of Brendan Rodgers’ worst Celtic signings – managing just one single outing for the Hoops, despite being a Germany international. He commented on Hendry’s post.