Over before it's even begun...
"Wellington have suffered a major blow with midfielder Lucas Pantelis ruled out of the entire 2011/12 A-League season due to a knee injury.
Pantelis, who joined the Phoenix from Adelaide United during the pre-season, injured his left knee in the Phoenix's pre-season friendly loss to Central Coast in Tauranga last week.
The initial diagnosis was optimistic, but an MRI scan has revealed an ACL rupture, along with tears to the cartilage and [meniscus].
Pantelis is expected to undergo surgery in the next two weeks."