Western United co-captain Chloe Logarzo and midfielder Taranto injured, updates on their recovery and impact on the team

Western United Suffers Devastating Injury Blows: Logarzo and Taranto Out for Extended Periods of Time

Western United will be facing a significant setback as co-captain Chloe Logarzo and midfielder Adriana Taranto are set to be sidelined due to injuries. Taranto’s season has come to an abrupt end after injuring her ACL during training, requiring surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation process. The midfielder’s absence will be deeply felt, as she has been a key contributor with five goals and four assists in 20 matches this season.

On the other hand, Logarzo will also be missing in action for an extended period due to a hip injury. The Matildas midfielder has been in superb form, scoring nine goals and providing three assists, making her absence a major blow for Western United. The club has not provided a specific timeline for Logarzo’s recovery, but she is expected to miss the remaining regular-season matches and may even be in doubt for the finals if the team qualifies.

Despite these setbacks, Western United continues to lead the Liberty A-League ladder, with a narrow one-point advantage over Melbourne City. The team will look to regroup and maintain their position at the top as they face Newcastle Jets in their upcoming match at Tarneit, their new home ground. However, the absence of key players like Taranto and Logarzo will undoubtedly test their depth and resilience in the final stretch of the season.

It is a challenging time for Western United, but the team will need to rally together and find ways to compensate for the absence of their influential midfield duo. With crucial matches on the horizon, including clashes against Western Sydney and Central Coast, every player will need to step up to fill the void left by Taranto and Logarzo. As the team navigates through this period of adversity, the support and encouragement from fans will be crucial in helping Western United maintain their title aspirations in the Liberty A-League.

Denis Hardin

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