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Pronoy Halder released from Indian National Team Camp

Pronoy Halder
Pronoy Halder

Photo courtesy: AIFF Media

The Indian National Team suffered a “setback” on Tuesday (November 10) when National Coach Stephen Constantine released an injured Pronoy Halder from the ongoing National Team Camp in Bengaluru.

India are slated to play Guam in a crucial FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 match in Bengaluru on November 12.

Pronoy who reported to the National Camp on Sunday was examined and evaluated by the Medical Team comprising of Dr. Sreejith Kamal and Physiotherapist Gigy George after which he was found in “no condition to play” against Guam.

“During India’s previous tour to Turkmenistan and Oman, Pronoy reported to the Camp with a right knee MCL injury for which he was advised proper rest and follow a rehabilitation programme,” Team Doctor Dr. Sreejith Kamal told AIFF Media.

“But with him having played competitive matches in between, Pronoy has further aggravated his injury and stays in no condition to play against Guam on November 12.”

This will be the third consecutive international match which Pronoy will miss, having earlier missed out on both the away matches against Turkmenistan and Oman last month.

Pronoy wasn’t available both for the recovery session on Monday evening, and the morning practice session on Tuesday.

Constantine admitted that Pronoy’s unavailability comes as a “huge setback” to the team.

“Pronoy has become a valuable member of the National Team and his loss yet again is a huge blow to something which could have been avoided,” Constantine told the official Facebook page of the Indian National Team.

“The medical staff has advised him to undergo treatment and not to rush back too quickly as this can result in a major breakdown in the rehabilitation process.”

“He needs proper guidance. Hurrying him back will jeopardize his career and result in a chronic condition. He will be needed to be monitored by his Club on a regular basis.”

(Report & Photo courtesy AIFF Media)