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Leijer to have surgery over Socceroos at season's end

On-loan Norwich defender Adrian Leijer will have surgery at the end of the season. The Fulham man joined Norwich on a loan deal earlier this month and has managed to break into the Canaries first team.

However, he will opt for surgery on his troublesome knee come seasons end rather than push through and try to make Socceroos selection.

"I'm not thinking about Socceroos at the moment," the 22-year old told AAP.

"My main focus is trying to breakthrough in Europe and hopefully I'll get my (international) break at some stage.

"I'd love to play for the Socceroos but it's something at this stage that is further down the track.

"I've been carrying a knee injury for quite some time and as soon as the season is finished I'm going to get that cleaned out," he added.

"That'll rule me out of those Socceroos games. It's an important thing to do to try and get rid of it for good. A decent break will be good physically and mentally."

Andrew Slevison
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