Heart’s Colosimo to miss first Melbourne derby

Melbourne Heart captain Simon Colosimo will miss the first-ever A-League Melbourne derby because of injury.

The 31-year old central defender is out of tomorrow night’s clash with the Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park due to a neck injury he sustained in the second half of last Saturday’s 4-0 loss to the Brisbane Roar.

Colosimo took part in training this week, although some was modified, but did not come up well enough to take his part in the line-up.

Matt Thompson will step into the captaincy role in Colosimo’s absence.