Kuruniyan ACL tear sparks row, Mohun Bagan ‘refuse’ to release players for Asian Games

Kolkata, Sep 12 (PTI) Mohun Bagan Super Giant are “furious” with the way Ashique Kuruniyan’s injury was handled by the Indian physio during their King’s Cup match against Iraq and have decided not to release their players for the upcoming Asian Games.

The reigning Indian Super League champions, who are slated to begin their AFC Cup group stage campaign on September 19, have two players — Liston Colaco and Ashish Rai — in the 22-member squad for the Hangzhou showpiece whose football matches will begin on September 19.

The 26-year-old India midfielder sustained an injury around the hour mark and had to be replaced by Rahim Ali in their King’s Cup semifinal match against Iraq on September 7.

An MRI on Kuruniyan revealed an ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) tear and Mohun Bagan will form a medical board to address the issue, a Mohun Bagan official told

Source: PTI News


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