Edited By: Amrit Santlani
Last Updated: January 17, 2023, 14:41 IST
Indian midfielder Hardik Singh is ready to bear an MRI scan forward of the Indian hockey crew’s subsequent fixture on the FIH World Cup 2023 in opposition to Wales.
Hardik is scheduled to bear an MRI scan on Tuesday, January 17 in Bhubaneshwar after he sustained a hamstring damage throughout India’s 0-Zero draw in opposition to England.
The 24-year-old midfielder was helped off the sphere within the Pool D match on Sunday, January 15.
According to an official assertion from Hockey India, Hardik’s MRI scan will make it clear whether or not he will probably be in a position to take part in India’s subsequent match.
The Harmanpreet Singh-led facet will tackle Wales of their subsequent fixture, as they appear to seal a spot within the subsequent spherical of the match.
“On the premise of the MRI outcomes, the crew administration will assess the extent of his hamstring damage and take a name on his availability for the India Vs Wales match. At the second no substitute request has been put ahead to the FIH,” learn the official assertion from the Indian federation.
Hardik’s injury comes as a massive blow to the Indian side as he was in a rich vein of form, having scored a solo goal against Spain in the first Pool D match at Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela.
After beating Spain 2-0, and then holding England to a 0-0 draw, the Men in Blue are placed second behind the English side in Pool D standings.
Both India and England are currently level on 4 points each after two games, but the English team leads the table on goal difference.
While England take on Spain in their final fixture, India are up against Wales and coach Graham Reid’s side will have to beat Wales by a bigger margin than England to go top of the table.
The table toppers will avoid a cross-over match and play a direct quarterfinal fixture. Both sides are looking to top Pool D and should be an exciting final round of games at the World Cup.
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