Friday, May 30, 2014

Injured Ramandeep, Nikin return home


Two Indian players – Ramandeep Singh and Nikin Thimmaiah returned home after withdrawing from the World Cup squad following injuries in The Hague in the lead-up to the big-ticket event.

Ramandeep Singh was first to be on the injured list – he severely injured his right eye socket and cheekbone during his team’s opening practice game against Argentina, which India lost 1-2. Nikin Thimmaiah sustained a hamstring injury a day later leaving the Indian forwardline depleted. The duo were replaced by Lalit Upadhyay and Yuvraj Walmiki.

Both the players are expected to be fully fit in four weeks’ time. India kickstart their World Cup campaign against Belgium on Saturday.

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