Sunday, June 1, 2014

Former India captain Dilip Tirkey undergoes knee surgery in Australia


Former India men’s hockey captain and Dilip Tirkey underwent an ankle surgery at Sportsmed SA, a premier sports medicine institute in Adelaide, Australia.

The ace Indian fullback – the most capped men’s player in the country –  who is also a Rajya Sabha member, had called it quits from international hockey on account of persistent ankle problems.

The 36-year-old defender, who made his senior international debut against England in the 1995 Indira Gandhi Gold Cup tourney, went under the knife on May 28 and is expected to  stay in Adelaide for two more weeks for a rehab program.

The three-time Olympian was believed to be experiencing severe pain as well as constant swelling, which preventing him from participating even in minor sporting activities.

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