Western United skipper Alessandro Diamanti is set to undergo a knee arthroscopy in the hope of finally getting to the bottom of his injury issue.
Western are priced at 7/2 to win the A-League grand final and they would love to have their captain available for the finals campaign.
Diamanti has not played for John Aloisi’s men since suffering the knee injury in a clash against Western Sydney Wanderers back on 20th February.
Western still cannot say what the problem is exactly and it is a frustrating situation for all concerned. They now hope the procedure can finally give them some answers and get him out on the pitch again.
"He's going in for arthroscopy tomorrow. I know the club haven't put it out there yet, but it only happened really yesterday that it was confirmed," Aloisi told reporters on Friday. "Because it's a bit of a mystery, we're not 100 per cent sure and neither is the surgeon.
"I really feel for him because he's wanting to be out there, he's wanting to perform for the club, for himself and for his teammates and he's not able to. But we've got his support and we hope it's nothing too serious and then see where it ends up after that."
Meanwhile the 38-year-old has yet to reveal whether he will play on next season and a lot will depend on the injury situation.
"I've been through it myself as as a player when you're not 100 per cent sure what your injury is and it just drags on and on and on and on and you're just 'am I ever going to get back to playing again?'” Aloisi added.