Chipperfield to have surgery

Versatile Socceroo Scott Chipperfield is to undergo surgery and is likely to miss important matches for club and country.

Versatile Socceroo Scott Chipperfield is to undergo surgery and is likely to miss important matches for club and country.

The in-form Chipperfield needs surgery for a urinary tract infection which will see him sidelined until January.

In that time, the Socceroos face Bahrain in a World Cup qualifier (in Bahrain on 20 November) and his Swiss club FC Basel will play two UEFA Champions League group fixtures without their joint-leading scorer.

The news is a blow to the Socceroos, especially given the 32-year old has been in sparkling touch with Basel and has been vitally important for his country in recent times.

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