Jeje doubtful for AFC Challenge Cup

New Delhi: National football team striker Jeje Lalpekhlua has been advised eight-weeks rest and stays doubtful for India`s campaign in the forthcoming AFC Challenge Cup to be held in Nepal.

Jeje suffered an injury on his left knee during his club Pune FC`s I-League campaign.

His MRI report reveals bone contusion and grade 2/3 injury to MCL of left knee.

The striker is being treated by Dr. Anant Joshi and has been advised non weight bearing with crutches for 3 weeks.

It will be followed by a minimum rehab for 3 weeks under Dr. Joshi`s supervision.

Goalkeeper Subrata Paul had earlier been ruled out of the AFC Challenge Cup.

India begin their campaign in the AFC Challenge Cup against Tajikistan on March 9, 2012.