19 Nov 2013

Reid will miss All Whites' capital World Cup playoff

1:03 pm on 19 November 2013

The injured All Whites captain Winston Reid is unable to travel to Wellington to support his team-mates in their unlikely quest to reach next year's football World Cup in Brazil.

Reid had surgery on his damaged ankle ligaments on Friday and will be out for 10 weeks, meaning he'll be unavailable for West Ham and Premier League duty until after Christmas.

On a West Ham supporters' Facebook page, Reid posted a photo he took of himself lying in bed with his foot in a moonboot.