Sardara, Ignace put injury worries behind

With India`s key midfielders Sardara Singh and Ignace Tirkey back in peak fitness and taking the full workload at training session, coach Michael Nobbs exuded confidence ahead of the team`s opening match against The Netherlands in the London Olympics.

India sweats on Sardara, Ignace injuries ahead of Olympics

Seasoned defender Ignace Tirkey`s sprained ankle and star mid-fielder Sardara Singh`s injured shin has left the Indian hockey team management worried ahead of the Olympic Games.

India badly needs a hockey medal in London: Ignace Tirkey

With no major triumph to show in the last 32 years, erstwhile hockey powerhouse India badly needs a medal in the London Olympics to revive the national sport`s interest in the cricket-crazy nation, feels veteran mid-fielder Ignace Tirkey.

Ticket to London Games important for hockey`s survival: Ignace

The pain of not qualifying for 2008 Beijing Olympics still rattles him and senior mid-fielder Ignace Tirkey on Friday said it is important that India earns a place in this year`s London Games for the survival of hockey in the country.

Tirkey, Chikara left out of FIH Champions Challenge

Former captain Rajpal Singh was forced out due to an appendix surgery, while veteran midfielder Ignace Tirkey was axed from the 18-member Indian hockey team announced on Friday for the FIH Men`s Champions Challenge I from November 26 to December 4 in Johannesburg.

Injuries threaten Ignace career

Nagging injuries and failure to become a regular member of the Indian team may just bring the curtain down on another former captain, Ignace Tirkey, who is mulling retirement.

Injuries threaten Ignace career

Nagging injuries and failure to become a regular member of the Indian team may just bring the curtain down on another former captain, Ignace Tirkey, who is mulling retirement.