15 Nov 2012

Mystery medical condition leads to Phoenix striker's departure

1:16 pm on 15 November 2012

A mystery medical condition appears to have led to the departure of the striker Mirjan Pavlovic from the Wellington Phoenix football side.

In a statement the club says it and Pavlovic have terminated his A-League contract by mutual consent but no reason has been given as to why.

The club spokesman refused to elaborate on Pavlovic's condition but referred to a statement released last month which said Pavlovic had a medical condition which restricts his ability to play professional football.

The club say they're unaware of Pavlovic joining another club.

The 23-year-old made 25 appearances for the Phoenix, joining the club in the 2010-11 season from the Newcastle Jets.

Pavlovic spent the pre-season on loan to Sydney United and his contract was due to end with the Phoenix at the end of the current season.