New Delhi [India], Nov 12 (ANI): Indian striker Sunil Chhetri has been ruled out of the upcoming international friendly against Jordan due to an ankle injury.
The 34-year-old had sustained the injury during Bengaluru FC's match against Kerala Blasters in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL).
Indian national team physiotherapist Gigy George informed that Chhetri has been advised rest and hence, hasn't reported to the ongoing preparatory camp in New Delhi.
"The BFC Medical Team have shared the MRI reports and medical assessments and we have scrutinised them thoroughly. Sunil needs rest of around two weeks and proper rehabilitation after which he can get back to training," Gigy said.
Doctor of the national side, Shervin Sheriff, further revealed that the striker won't be travelling due to the injury as he needs proper rest along with the rehabilitation program.
"He can't travel with this injury as it's a weight-bearing joint. He needs to have proper rest along with the rehab programme for a speedy recovery. We are closely monitoring the situation and following it up with the club medical team and Sunil himself," Sheriff said.
The match against Jordan is slated to be played at the King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman on November 17 and the Indian squad will be leaving the Indian shores on 15 of this month.
India have been clubbed with hosts UAE, Thailand, and Bahrain in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 and will play their first match against Thailand in the Continental Championship on January 6. (ANI)