However, the older brother of former Socceroo Hayden Foxe, is still optimistic that the door hasn?t closed on his playing career.
?I?ll have surgery in six weeks and see what the prognosis is after that,? he stated. ?But until the surgery is completed, the surgeon can?t tell what the actual outcome will be.?
Foxe moved to the Marconi Stallions at the beginning of last season after playing 13 consecutive years with the Blacktown City Demons.
The injury is obviously a major setback for the 33 year old defender, but given that he maintains his fitness very well means that his playing career is still far from over.
?With the way I carry weight ? I am not overweight and I look after my body – I would like to play in this league for another two years and finish when I am 35,? he said. ?After that it might be it, but I?ll certainly take it one season at a time.?
Foxe, who by day is a National Account Manager with Nature?s Own, the group that deals with vitamins including the famous Cenovis brand, is pleased with Marconi?s turn around after a very poor start to the season.
?The boys are now starting to gel a bit better – there have been a few changes in playing personnel from last season – and we have had a good undefeated run of games,? he said.
As the older sibling of defender Hayden Foxe, who at his peak plied his trade in the English Premier League with West Ham United and Portsmouth under the guidance of Harry Redknapp and for the Socceroos, it is inevitable that Damien would be asked a question about Hayden.
?I haven?t really seen him play three or four years in a row because of injury,? he said. ?It?s a shame because we know he has some fantastic skills, but he hasn?t had a good run with injuries in his career. ? ?He is still only 30 year I am sure that he will do well at Perth Glory now that he is back in Australia.?
-By Joe Russo