No MRI scan for Bhutia, India skipper feels better

Bhutia limped off the ground just before the final whistle in the previous match and that had left Houghton in a spot of bother.

New Delhi: It came as a huge relief for the Indian football team coach Bob Houghton as skipper Baichung Bhutia did not require to undergo MRI scan following his last-minute hamstring pull in an international friendly against Namibia.

“Bhutia did not undergo MRI scan as he was feeling much better today morning. It does not seem very serious and he is under normal treatment now,” an All India Football Federation (AIFF) official said.

Bhutia limped off the ground just before the final whistle in the previous match and that had left Houghton in a spot of bother.

“He was coming off well but this one will surely push him back,” the coach had said.
It was only a day before the match that Houghton had said that he wanted his skipper to reach peak fitness by November when the Indian team will be in Dubai.

PTI