Doyle hoping for speedy recovery after minor hamstring strain


Wellington Phoenix defender Tom Doyle is looking to get back to full fitness within a fortnight after tests revealed he suffered a minor hamstring strain in the pre-season win over Central Coast Mariners in Nelson on Saturday.

An assessment on Monday revealed that Doyle suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain which generally has a 10 to 14-day recovery time, but can take longer. 

The defender, whose recent performances have put him in the frame for international selection, will undergo a scan in the next few days.

If Doyle is selected for the New Zealand squad to play Mexico and USA on 8 and 11 October, a joint decision will be made by the New Zealand Football Federation and Wellington Phoenix on his availability.