Tasnim – Esteghlal midfielder Reza Azari has been sidelined for the rest of the season due to a knee injury.
In a friendly match against Havadar football team, Azari suffered a torn ACL.
He will have to undergo a knee surgery and will miss the rest of the season.
With nine weeks remaining, Esteghlal sits fourth in the Iran Professional League (IPL), 11 points behind leader Persepolis.
The IPL will restart on June 24 with a match between Foolad and Esteghlal.