Injury blow: Mariners midfielder to return to Europe

Central Coast Mariners have confirmed that midfielder Mickaël Tavares has sustained an ankle injury and will return to Europe to complete his rehabilitation.

The Mariners will allow Tavares to spend 10 days in Europe with a specialist that he has worked with previously in a bid to return to the Central Coast ready to play. 

The 34-year-old midfielder was kept sidelined on Saturday against the Western Sydney Wanderers due to his ankle injury.