Injured Sunil Chhetri ruled out of Jordan friendly

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Sunil Chhetri. PC: AIFF

New Delhi, November 12: Indian striker Sunil Chhetri has been ruled out of India’s forthcoming International Friendly against Jordan following an ankle injury sustained during JSW Bengaluru’s Hero ISL match against Kerala Blasters on November 5.

Indian national ream physiotherapist Gigy George informed that Sunil has been advised rest and hence, hasn’t reported to the ongoing National Team’s preparatory camp in New Delhi.

“The BFC Medical Team have shared the MRI reports and medical assessments and we have scrutinised them thoroughly. Sunil needs rest of around two weeks and proper rehabilitation after which he can get back to training,” Gigy said.

Shervin Sheriff, Doctor, Indian National Team added: “He can’t travel with this injury as it’s a weight-bearing joint. He needs to have proper rest along with the rehab programme for a speedy recovery. We are closely monitoring the situation and following it up with the club medical team and Sunil himself.”

The match against Jordan is slated to be played at the King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman on November 17.

India have been clubbed with hosts UAE, Thailand and Bahrain in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 and play their first match against Thailand in the Continental Championship in January, next year.

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