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Melbourne Heart's Terra seeks specialist advice for hamstring

Melbourne Heart striker Alex Terra has sought specialists advice in a bid to repair his injured hamstring.

The enigmatic Brazilian reportedly visited the Australian Institute of Sport's biomechanical department to undergo tests to ascertain why he has constant hamstring issues and the club hopes they can get to the bottom of the issue as soon as possible.

Heart football operations manager John Didulica said he was hopeful of finding a solution to the problem that restricted the former Rio Branca man to just 14 starts in his debut A-League season.

"We took him to the AIS and had some tests done," Didulica said.

"It's a biomechanical issue and, in layman's terms, to do with muscle strength. It's easily solvable with the right program.

"We now know we need to build him up to a certain level (of fitness) before he can go to the competitive level. He was always trying to catch up with his fitness (last season) and then he would break down when he tried to step up the intensity."

Andrew Slevison
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