HOCKEY- Indian men’s hockey team’s star striker SV Sunil suffered a lateral collateral ligament injury on his left knee on October 4 during India’s ongoing preparatory camp for next month’s World Cup.
His chances of participating in the World Cup have suffered a major blow and he is all but ruled out of the prestigious tournament.
“I suffered the injury while diving for a ball during training on October 4. I have consulted specialists here and the MRI revealed it is an Lateral Collateral Ligament injury (LCL) injury,” said Sunil.
“Initially there was massive swelling and then the doctors here said that there appears to be a slight gap in the knee joint,” he added.
He will need at least four weeks to recover The World Cup starts from November 28.
“I am still hopeful because a week has already passed and recovery from the LCL injury generally takes four weeks. Let’s see what happens. I will get a clear picture tomorrow. But if I can’t play in the World Cup that would be a massive loss for me,” Sunil said.