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Hockey star Jugraj Singh hurt in accident
rediff.com sports bureau | September 03, 2003 09:21 IST
Last Updated: September 03, 2003 12:31 IST
Hockey star Jugraj Singh was hurt in a road accident at Dakoha near Jalandhar on Tuesday night.
The 20-year-old player was driving the car, which also had two of his friends along with him, when it hit banged into an electric post while trying to avoid a cycle-rickshaw, a friend of Jugraj said.
Senior police officials reached the spot and took Jugraj and two of his injured friends to the Guru Nanak Mission Hospital in Jalandhar.
Later on his family members moved him to the Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana.
"I have learnt that he has suffered serious injuries on his elbow, on the thigh and bruises elsewhere," Gagan said.
"He is being operated upon and it will take four hours for the surgery to complete. After that it will take minimum two weeks for him to recover in the hospital. He won't be able to play for at least three months," Dr Cheena said.