Durakovic indicated that he has punished Hernandez for not returning to pre-season training on the pre-arranged date but did stress that he was still a wanted man by the Victory.
“Carlos won’t be playing. He went to America on trials on his own accord and rocked up yesterday and trained today,” Durakovic said.
“We knew that he was going on trials but basically we had some points to work out and told him to come back on July 4 – which he didn’t.”
Durakovic added: “He’s still a Melbourne Victory player and important to us.
"And we need him this year but as it is we’ve got rules and Carlos won’t be playing this week.”