I want best and timely treatment: Baljit

Updated: 28 July 2009 16:12 IST

Battling with a career-threatening eye injury, Indian hockey goalkeeper Baljit Singh wants "the best possible and timely treatment".

New Delhi:

Battling with a career-threatening eye injury, Indian hockey goalkeeper Baljit Singh wants "the best possible and timely treatment" so that he can regain his vision and return to the field.

Baljit, who is undergoing treatment at the AIIMS here after being hit at his right eyeball during a training camp in Pune, said he was uncertain of his future career but not losing hope.

"This is the worst moment of my career. I am very much confused. I don't know what lies in future for me. I hope to get my vision back and resume playing but I don't know," said a distraught Baljit in his hospital bed.

Doctors treating Baljit doubted he could regain sight in his right eye but the goalkeeper said he would want the best possible treatment.

"I don't know whether I am sad or not. But I hope I get the best possible and timely treatment anywhere. Every possibility should be looked into to treat my eye. Then only I can think of my future," he told a news channel.

A few days before the Indian team was to fly out of the country for a tour of Europe, Baljit injured his right eye while having practice with Indian team goalkeeping coach Romeo James with a golf ball in Pune on July 17.

The golf ball went inside Baljit's helmet to hit his right eye. He was airlifted to the AIIMS from Pune from treatment.

Topics : Hockey
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