|Vũ Ngọc Thịnh (front) misses ASEAN Football Federation Cup because of an injury. — File Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The national team will not have Vũ Ngọc Thịnh at the coming ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Cup, as the midfielder needs six months to recover from an injury.
Thịnh of Hải Phòng FC suffered a torn ligament during a match against Hoàng Anh Gia Lai on July 10. He underwent surgery on Monday in Hà Nội.
Doctors said he needed at least six months to make full recovery.
Without Thịnh, Hải Phòng struggled in V-League’s last two rounds, with the rival teams scoring six goals in two matches.
Thịnh was a member of the national team that won the AYA Bank Cup in Myanmar in May.
The squad will be summoned in late September in preparation for the AFF Cup. — VNS