India suffered a blow in the Hockey World Cup when key midfielder Hardik Singh suffered an injury in the Pool D match here at the Birsa Munda International Stadium on Sunday.
Hardik was helped off the pitch in the final minutes of the fourth quarter after he went down clutching his right hamstring.
The 24-year-old scored a goal in India’s 2-0 win over Spain in the opening game on Friday.
When asked about the player’s fitness after the game, India coach Graham Reid said, “Looked really bad when he came off. I have been updated that it’s not as bad as we originally thought. We will have an update on that”
The match ended in a 0-0 draw and India remained second in Pool D on four points. The ‘Men in Blue’ will take on Wales in the final Pool game while England will face Spain.
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