Wellington Phoenix striker Mirjan Pavlovic is unlikely to be seen at the A-League club in the near future.

The Phoenix released a statement this afternoon which said: "Wellington Phoenix footballer Mirjan Pavlovic has a medical condition which restricts his ability to play professional football.

"The club will be making no further comment on this till such time as the condition is resolved."

Pavlovic has been out on loan with New South Wales premier league side Sydney United FC but no word has been given on his potential return.


The 23-year-old signed with the Phoenix on a two-year deal in 2010 after a brief stint at fellow A-League club the Newcastle Jets.

In 26 games for the Phoenix, Pavlovic has scored two goals.