Vietnam’s campaign for their second AFF Suzuki Cup crown this year will have to be without midfielder Vu Ng?c Th?nh.

Ngoc Thinh suffered a torn ligament during his club’s Hai Phong match against Hoang Anh Gia Lai on 10 July.

After undergoing surgery on Monday in Hanoi, doctors have indicated that Ngoc Thinh will need at least six months to make a full recovery.

The AFF Suzuki Cup 2016 will kick off on 19 November.

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