14 Feb 2014

Riera still in doubt for Phoenix

11:23 am on 14 February 2014

The Wellington Phoenix are still unsure how long they will be without their Spanish midfielder Albert Riera.

Riera missed Sunday's A-League win over the Newcastle Jets after aggravating a recurring groin injury.

He will miss this weekend's match against the Melbourne Heart and coach Ernie Merrick says they haven't established a timeline for his return.

Merrick says Leo Bertos will also miss this weekend's game with a groin injury, while Michael Boxall and Kenny Cunningham return from suspension.