Sunil Chhetri Ruled Out for At Least Two Weeks Due to Ankle Injury
India’s star striker Sunil Chhetri will miss the upcoming international friendly against Jordan.
India's star striker Sunil Chhetri will miss the upcoming international friendly against Jordan due to an ankle injury that has ruled him out for at least two weeks.
Chhetri suffered the injury during Bengaluru FC's ISL match against Kerala Blasters on 5 November.
The BFC Medical Team have shared the MRI reports and medical assessments and we have scrutinised them thoroughly. Sunil needs rest for around two weeks and proper rehabilitation after which he can get back to training.Gigy George, Indian Team’s Physiotherapist
Shervin Sheriff, doctor of the Indian team, added:
He can’t travel with this injury as it’s a weight-bearing joint. He needs to have proper rest along with the rehab programme for a speedy recovery. We are closely monitoring the situation and following it up with the club medical team and Sunil himself.Shervin Sheriff
The match against Jordan is slated to be played at the King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman on 17 November. The Indian will depart for the game on 15 November.
India have been clubbed with hosts UAE, Thailand and Bahrain in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 and play their first match against Thailand in the Continental Championship on 6 January 2019.
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