Reports suggest Mark Schwarzer will announce his retirement today from international football and Bundaberg's Mitch Langerak is first in line to succeed him.
Reports suggest Mark Schwarzer will announce his retirement today from international football and Bundaberg's Mitch Langerak is first in line to succeed him. SMP Images / Charles Knight

Schwarzer out with spinal injury

SOCCEROOS goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks after injuring his spine.

The 39-year-old Fulham custodian landed awkwardly on his neck after collecting a cross in the 2-0 loss at Swansea in the English Premier League.

Schwarzer jumped on Twitter to deliver the bad news to his fans.

"I'm devastated to be out for 4-6 weeks,'' Schwarzer wrote.

"After speaking to the specialist, it was very clear I needed a rest."

Schwarzer's injury is a blow for Fulham, with the London club struggling in 14th place on the Premier League table, three points above the relegation zone.


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