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.