Reds defender sidelined with hip injury

Adelaide United will be without Italian Iacopo La Rocca for an extended period after the club confirmed the defender has suffered a serious hip injury.

La Rocca was forced off during the club’s Round 19 match against Perth Glory on Friday evening at Coopers Stadium. 

The Italian has sustained a Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL) tendon injury to his hip, which was caused by a significant collision during the first-half of the match. 

Iacopo La Rocca has been ruled out for six weeks with a hip injury.

It is expected that La Rocca will be sidelined for six weeks with the injury. 

Adelaide play host to Newcastle Jets at Coopers Stadium on Friday night.