Olympian Ashok Kumar, MP goalie Rathore injured in accident

Bhopal: Olympian Ashok Kumar and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy goalkeeper Amit Rathore were injured when the motorcycle on which they were travelling was hit by a Maruti car here on Saturday.

The mishap took place near Sultania Hospital when Rathore was going to drop Dhyanchand at the Bhopal Railway Station from where he was to go to Jhansi, Madhya Pradesh Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare said in a statement.

Ashok Kumar, son of legendary Dhyanchand, suffered serious leg injuries while Rathore received minor injuries in his leg, it said.

Both were rushed to a local hospital where an operation was performed on Ashok Kumar`s leg.

Sports Director Dr Shailendra Srivastava reached the hospital and enquired about their health.