Lyngdoh likely to be out for the rest of the season

By: Aveek Chakraborty

Eugeneson Lyngdoh

Bengaluru, December 6: Indian Super League side ATK have been hit with another major injury blow. According to reports, their star midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh is likely to be out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

The former BFC attacker suffered the injury during the club's third match against Jamshedpur FC last Friday with a knock and had to be taken off by Teddy Sheringham immediately.

After the game, head coach Sheringham confirmed the injury news, however, could not disclose the extent of the injury. But now according to sources, the 31-year-old is anticipated to be ruled out of action for the entire season due to the injury.

The Kolkata based franchise are already facing a number of casualties in their squad and this news will deliver a big blow to their campaign. The marquee signing, former Spurs and Liverpool player Robbie Keane is yet to play a single minute in the ongoing tournament with a knee injury, while another star addition Englishman Carl Baker has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Some Indian names like Jayesh Rane, Anwar Ali and Shankar Sampingiraj are also currently out of the squad with some suspected injuries. However, defender Ashutosh Mehta has recently come back into the unit and was also was named on the bench against Jamshedpur.

The defending champions at present are having one of the worst possible starts to their league campaign and are loitering in the bottom of the table with just two points in three games. They will be again in action on Thursday as Sheringham's side will travel South to face Chennaiyin FC.

Story first published: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 13:57 [IST]
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