Last Updated: January 17, 2023, 20:15 IST
India mid-fielder Hardik Singh’s medical report doesn’t present any critical damage to his hamstring and, although he’s uncertain for the sport in opposition to Wales on Thursday, he needs to be accessible for choice if the hosts qualify for the quarter-finals of the hockey World Cup, his team-mates mentioned on Tuesday.
Hardik, who scored a superb aim from a solo effort in opposition to Spain in India’s opening match on January 13 at Rourkela, kicked a soccer along with his proper foot throughout coaching on Tuesday.
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He had suffered the damage in the course of the match in opposition to England on January 15 in Rourkela.
“He (Hardik) needs to be superb. His MRI was accomplished and it’s alright. It was a small damage, his muscle stress was not that unhealthy. He needs to be superb for the quarter-finals,” younger striker Abhishek informed PTI after staff coaching.
“Can’t say whether he will play against Wales or not. There are two days left and it depends on how much he recovers,” he added.
Senior mid-fielder Manpreet Singh mentioned that Hardik wants slightly relaxation and needs to be again quickly.
“Hardik abhi theek hey, jyada critical nahi hey (Hardik is alright now, not very critical). But he wants slightly little bit of relaxation; hopefully he’ll come again quickly,” said the former captain.
Earlier in the day, Hockey India said that the team management will take a decision on Hardik’s availability for the match against Wales after assessing the extent of his hamstring injury.
“At the moment, no replacement request has been put forward to the FIH,” mentioned Hockey India.
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