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X-rays reveal bone loss in Jugraj's right elbow

September 29, 2003 19:15 IST

A fresh set of x-rays have revealed "some bone loss" on the right elbow of hockey star Jugraj Singh, the doctor treating the injured player said in Delhi on Monday.

The 20-year-old also has a wound on the elbow which will take some time to heal, said Dr Laljee Kent, senior consultant orthopaedics at the Batra Hospital and Reserach Centre, New Delhi.

Though all the fractures had been operatively fixed, the player "still has a wound on the posterior aspect of the right elbow joint", Kent said.

"The exact condition of the fractures, suffered by Jugraj Singh in the car crash earlier this month, was assessed with a fresh set of x-rays last night. It revealed the wound and bone loss which could take some time to heal," Kent said, without giving any time frame for the player's complete recovery.

Jugraj, who suffered fracture of the lower end of the right humerus involving the elbow joint and comminuted fracture of the right femur in a car accident in Jalandhar on September 2, was shifted to New Delhi on Sunday from the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana, where he was admitted following the accident.

The doctor also said the player, who is recovering fast, will undergo an vigorous physiotherapy.

"His condition is stable and he looks quite cheerful. We are waiting for his injuries to heal before going for physiotherapy," Kent said.

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