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IHF in touch with FIH for Jugraj's treatment

September 13, 2003 18:18 IST
Last Updated: September 13, 2003 18:28 IST

The Indian Hockey Federationsays it isawaiting clearance from the doctors attending onJugraj Singh tosend the player abroad for further treatment.

"I recently met the doctors treating Jugraj. Theysaid the player is responding well totreatment. He is makingsteady recovery," IHF secretary K Jothikumaran saidon Saturday.

"Now we are waiting for the fitness certificate from the doctors before sending him abroad for physiotherapy.

"Most likely Jugraj will be treated either in Australia,South Africa or Germany," the IHF secretary said.

Penalty-corner ace Jugraj Singh is recovering at a hospital in Ludhiana after suffering multiple fractures in a road accident last week.

The injury has forced himto miss the September 21-28 Asia Cup, the team for which was announced in Delhi on Saturday. The player has also been ruled out of action for at least three months.

Jothikumaran said though the doctors are yet to give a time frame regarding the player's dischargefromhospital, the IHF isin touch with the International Hockey Federationin order to get the "best-available medical facilities" for him.

"We have sent the recordings of the operation and other details to experts and are waiting for their response."

Jothikumaran said sponsors Sahara have offered to provide a chartered flight to bring Jugraj to Delhi if needed.

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Sub: Cheers Sahara!!!

Great stuff SAHARA!!!

Posted by Ankur

Sub: Great Loss

Jugraj's injury is indeed a great loss to the indian hockey team. i wish him a speedy recovery

Posted by Rohit Gupta



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