5 Dec 2013

Smeltz out for up to a month

6:15 am on 5 December 2013

Perth Glory's All Whites striker Shane Smeltz will miss the next four weeks of the A-League through injury.

Smeltz suffered ankle ligament damage in last week's 1-0 loss to Brisbane.

Smeltz missed the start of the season after undergoing surgery on his hip, and his latest injury setback comes at a bad time for Perth, who are already without a host of their best players.

Perth host the Wellington Phoenix on Friday night.