Hibs winger Martin Boyle will be out of action for an ‘indefinite period’ after suffering a knee injury playing for Australia in their 5-0 Asian cup win over Oman on Sunday.
He will miss the remainder of the tournament and is returning to Hibs for treatment.
Boyle and his team mates Mark Milligan and Jamie MacLaren missed the Edinburgh derby after being selected for the squad.
Socceroos boss Graham Arnold said: “We sent Martin [Boyle] for a scan yesterday and the outcome of that assessment is that he will be out of action for an indefinite period.
“Martin was desperate to stay with us but we’ve decided that the best thing for his long-term career for both his club and country is for him to return to Scotland where he can receive great care at Hibernian FC.