Moss blow for Gold Coast

Gold Coast have been dealt a blow ahead of their tough trip to Adelaide on Friday night with goal-keeper Glen Moss ruled out with an ankle injury.

Gold Coast have been dealt a blow ahead of their tough trip to Adelaide on Friday night with goal-keeper Glen Moss ruled out with an ankle injury.

The New Zealand international suffered the knock in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Mariners, with scans on Tuesday revealing a grade one ankle sprain.

Moss is also likely to miss the club's midweek clash with North Queensland Fury on Wednesday, December 1 at Skilled Park.

The injury is a severe blow for the Gold Coast and also Moss, who has been in sensational form this season and a major reason why Miron Bleiberg's side boast the best defensive record in the league.

But after initially fearing the worst, Moss was pleased to hear that he won-t be out of action for too long.

"When I came off the field I was told that my ankle could be broken, so to find out that it-s a sprain is a massive relief," he said.

"Friday's game is a big one for us and I'm disappointed not to be playing, but to know that there-s nothing broken in and around my ankle is very reassuring and I-ll be back in action soon."

"Hopefully I can recover quickly and go close to being ready for the Fury game next Wednesday. I-ll be getting plenty of treatment on it and we-ll see how I am around Monday next week."

Veteran keeper Scott Higgins will replace Moss between the sticks for his first senior appearance of the season.