Rakesh Masih suffers minor ankle sprain
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Last Updated: Saturday, August 15, 2009, 00:05
  
Gurgaon: Mohun Bagan midfielder Rakesh Masih today suffered a minor ankle sprain during Indian football team's training at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex here ahead of the August 19-31 Nehru Cup in New Delhi.

Masih was immediately taken to a nearby hospital and X-ray results showed no signs of major injury. He has been advised rest for a couple of days.

"It is just a minor sprain. Doctors said there is nothing to worry about it. There were no signs of major injury in the X-ray report and the doctor has asked me to take rest," Masih said.

"We took a colour X-ray immediately and the result showed a minor sprain. There is nothing to worry about. Team doctor said he will be OK after taking rest, may be for two days," a team source said.

Meanwhile, the players had a two-hour long training session under the watchful eyes of coach Bob Houghton.

The players had a brief warm-up session which was followed by shooting practice. They later had short matches of 15 minutes each by dividing themselves into three teams.

Striker Sunil Chettri showed further signs of improvement on his ankle injury and had some good shots at the goal.

Bureau Report


First Published: Saturday, August 15, 2009, 00:05


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