Jugraj may recover for Olympic qualifiers

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Injured drag-flick specialist Jugraj Singh could join the action on the hockey field in time for India's Olympic qualifiers in Spain in March next year.

Jugraj may recover for Olympic qualifiers

New Delhi:

Injured drag-flick specialist Jugraj Singh could join the action on the hockey field in time for India's Olympic qualifiers in Madrid, Spain in March next year. After undergoing successful multiple operations in Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA, Jugraj has returned here to undergo extensive physiotherapy and the expert attending on him said today he was hopeful of the player returning to action in another couple of months. "The damage in his right elbow has been repaired. Some grafting has been done in his elbow to make up for bone loss," said Laljee Kent, Senior Orthopaedic Consultant, Batra Hospital. "It will take about two months for him to make a comeback," Kent said.Kent said the 20-year-old was treated by one of the world's best experts Peter Cole in the reputed US hospital. "Since Jugraj is a drag flicker it was imperative that his elbow was set right and this is why we referred him to someone who is an authority on elbow injuries." The talented Punjab player was involved in a car crash in August last year and suffered grievous injuries which saw him miss out on India's title triumphs in the Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur and the Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad. (PTI)



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