Gurwinder Singh injury serious; rules him out of ISL, probably I-League too

AFTER THE LOSS TO Atletico de Kolkata, last year's finalists Kerala Blasters have received a burther blow in the form of a serious injury to Gurwinder Singh.

The centre-back, playing for KBFC on loan from East Bengal, had to be stretched off after he got hurt while trying to tackle Arata Izumi during the move which saw the ATK medio score the first goal of the match. He was taken away to a hospital for further medical inspection and according to a report published in Bengali tabloid "Ebela", the injury was revealed to be worse than originally thought; he had cracked a bone on his right foot.

Gurwinder clutches his injured leg as Arata, also hurt, celebrates his goal. ©ISL

This injury rules the Punjabi defender out of the rest of the ISL. And there are serious doubts about whether or not he will be able to play for East Bengal in the I-League. Gurwinder, who also captains the Red and Golds, missed out on most of the Calcutta Football League earlier this season, again due to an injury.

While KBFC will seek to overcome his absence thanks to the return of their star defender Sandesh Jhingan from national duty, this injury will be a major loss for East Bengal, who may have to begin their I-League 2015-16 campaign without their trusted skipper.

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