Wing-back James McGarry is getting treatment for a hamstring injury in a bid to be fit for the All Whites’ two friendly internationals in mid-October.
McGarry (25) limped off the pitch only six minutes into his Aberdeen club’s Scottish Premiership match against Ross County on Monday (NZT).
Aberdeen manager Barry Robson has confirmed McGarry has a hamstring injury, the extent of which was still to be determined.
However, it’s likely the New Zealander will be left out of Aberdeen’s line-up for their Viaplay Cup quarter-final on Thursday (NZT), also against Ross County.
McGarry is looking to add to his sole New Zealand cap after being named by head coach Darren Bazeley in the 22-player All Whites squad to play DR Congo and Australia.
He joined Aberdeen in August from Australian A-League club Central Coast Mariners.
Game to be played on Saturday October 14, 2023 (NZT)
New Zealand v DR Congo
Estadio Nueva Condomina, Murcia, Spain, 5am (NZT)
Game to be played on Wednesday October 18, 2023 (NZT)
New Zealand v Australia
Gtech Community Stadium, London, 7.45am (NZT)
Game to be played on Saturday November 18, 2023 (NZT)
Greece v New Zealand
OPAP Arena, Athens, Greece, 6am TBC (NZT)
Game to be played on Wednesday November 22, 2023 (NZT)
Ireland v New Zealand
Aviva Stadium, Dublin, 8.45am (NZT)