The 26-year-old midfielder controversially joined Austria from fellow Bundesliga club Sturm Graz in the off-season.

He had been performing well in pre-season, pushing his case for a first-team berth before injury intervened in mid-July.

"I tore my syndesmosis a week before the season started in our training camp," Jeggo told FTBL.

"It was just in a tackle right at the end of training.

"I tore my left syndesmosis at Victory. When i did that i had to get carried off the training pitch. This wasn't too bad.

"I tried to train again the next day and went to turn and it collapsed underneath me. I went off for scans and it was torn."

Jeggo underwent an operation on his right ankle in Munich, with the prognosis being an eight-to-12 week lay-off.

"It's tracking really well so i'm hoping to be back training with the team in two weeks," he said.

"I'm running. it's going really well. It's 2-3 weeks until I'm back fully training hopefully.

"Next week, I'll have the boots on. I've already been doing a bit of turning.

"It's maybe a month before I'm back into games but it depends. It's gone alot quicker than we thought."


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Jeggo was lured to the Austrian capital by new manager Thomas Parits, with the club having fresh ambition, with wholesale personnel changes and a new stadium.

The Australian was hoping to impress early and secure his first-team spot but is taking the injury philosophically.

"It's not ideal at all but it's part and parcel of football," Jeggo said.

"Obviously it's really disappointing to miss the first few games of the season, with a new club and a new stadium.

"But there's never an ideal time to be out. I need to get my head down and get back as quickly as pissbile to help the team.

"I'll probably only miss six to seven games so it's not too bad. It's still a long season ahead."

Jeggo added: "We've got a completely new team, so we're bedding in. That makes it more frustrating because you want to be part of that.

"Pre-season went really well, so I was enjoying it all. We've got a lot of quality. When everything clicks then hopeuflly we'll be in a position to challenge."

Jeggo said he was optimistic about his first-team chances once fit, given the Violets' eagerness to sign him in the off-season.

"It wil probably take me a couple of weeks to find my feet," Jeggo said.

"There's no mad rush. I know what i can offer the team and what my role is.

"When I get back fit and playing, I think I can make a difference."