MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy has been discounted Australia's Asian Cup barrier after an exhaustive appraisal of his tendon damage, the Football Federation Australia (FFA) said on Monday (Dec 24). 

The damage he endured was first hailed by the English Premier League football club however the FFA said the 28-year-old was frantic to include in the Jan 5-Feb 1 competition and had asked for a second feeling. 

Austria Wien midfielder James Jeggo will supplant Mooy in mentor Graham Arnold's 23-man squad as they safeguard their Asian Cup title in the United Arab Emirates. 

"It is disillusioning to lose Aaron for the competition, anyway it was imperative that we investigated every possibility in investigating each choice to get Aaron on the contribute for Australia the UAE," Arnold said in an announcement. 

"We will stay in close contact with Aaron and Huddersfield Town amid his recovery and trust that he will make an effective come back to activity."
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