ATK's Eugeneson Lyngdoh is likely to miss the rest of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2017 season due to a knee injury which he had picked up during the club's round three match against Jamshedpur FC on Friday.
The star midfielder limped out of the ground at the stroke of half time in Jamshedpur. After the match, ATK coach Teddy Sheringham had confirmed that the player suffered a knock on his knee due to the poor ground conditions in Jamshedpur’s JRD Sports Complex. His knee was heavily strapped when he was taken off by Sheringham.
According to sources close to Goal, Lyngdoh is likely to be ruled out of action for the entire season due to the injury. It will be a huge blow for the defending champions who are currently struggling at the bottom of the league table with just two draws from the first three games.
When Goal contacted ATK for a response, they chose to remain silent.
The Kolkata-based side already have a long list of casualties. Marquee player and captain Robbie Keane has an Achilles injury and is yet to start for the team in the competition. The other names on the injury list are Carl Baker, Jayesh Rane, Anwar Ali and Shankar Sampingiraj.
Ashutosh Mehta has recovered and was named on the bench against Jamshedpur and could be a part of the squad which travels to face Chennaiyin FC on Thursday.