Both Tampines Rovers and the Lions have suffered a terrible blow as forward Qiu Li could be out for the rest of the season.
According to SPH Straits Times, the 29-year-old is believed to have suffered ACL and LCL injuries and such injuries take up to 6 months to recover although it is not surprising if it take as long as 1 year.
It has not only hurt Tampines Rovers championship hopes this season but the Lions hopes in the AFF Cup in December.
The Lions, who have been struggling in the 4-4-2 system, could have played the 4-5-1 system again with Qiu Li as the pivotal man.
Duric, whose age count against him, is the only Lions capable of playing in this system and the Lions coach Raddy could face a tough decision when picking his squad on whether to ask Duric to extend his career by another month.
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