The 27-year-old attacker had scored one goal and provided the assist for another in Saturday's Eredivisie clash with the Dutch champions, before he limped off on 52 minutes after injuring his groin.

After the game AZ boss Gertjan Verbeek had said Holman may have suffered either a rupture or strain, however the player underwent an MRI scan on Monday which revealed the latter.

AZ announced the result of the scan on their website on Tuesday evening, with Holman definitely ruled out of their next four games, while there is a possibility he could miss up to four weeks.

Australia are due to play Oman and Thailand in two away World Cup qualifiers on November 11 and 15 respectively.

Holman has scored four goals in all competitions for AZ this term, while he also netted in Australia's 3-0 win over Oman last week.