13 Dec 2009

Paston out for six weeks

6:05 pm on 13 December 2009

The Wellington Phoenix will be without star goalkeeper Mark Paston for the next six weeks after it was revealed he's broken his leg.

Paston suffered the injury just over a fortnight ago and missed a match, but then played last week against Melbourne thinking he just had a dead leg.

However scans have revealed a fractured tibia and he's undergone surgery.

Young keeper Reece Crowther started his sixth A-League match against Sydney in Palmerston North on Saturday night, while the former Socceroo Jon McKain returned from injury in place of the suspended defender Ben Sigmund.