In a huge blow for the Philippines in the AFF Suzuki Cup, defender Luke Woodland is said to be out of the tournament after suffering an injury.
The defender played only 34 minutes in their curtain-raiser against Singapore at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod and had to be substituted off due to a knock.
Despite the team getting the 1-0 victory, this would come as a huge blow for the team as they are now down one solid presence in the back line.
— Sid Ventura (@Sid_Ventura) November 16, 2018
Local reports suggested that Woodland avoided any major fractures and only has mobility issues but his exclusion may mean the Azkals’ management could be taking extra precaution to avoid any more damage.