Jaffar battles serious injury

Jaffar battles serious injury

KARACHI: Pakistan football team’s skipper Jaffar Khan sustained a career-threatening injury during a match of the Inter-Services Football tournament here at the PNS Karsaz Ground, it was learnt on Wednesday 27 March 2013.

Jaffar’s left knee got rolled when he dived while collecting the ball in the first half while leading Army in their clash against Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Tuesday.

The seasoned goalie was then taken off the field on a stretcher and was then shifted to the Civil Military Hospital (CMH) where he was advised by the doctor to go first for icing. He was on Wednesday scheduled to fly out for Rawalpindi for medical treatment.

“The extremely uneven surface caused my injury,” Jaffar told ‘The News’ on Wednesday.

“My left leg fell in the deep, lowered place on one side of the goal-post after taking a great jump,” said the gloveman. “It is the most serious injury of my career and I can’t bend my knee at all,” said the player.

“During entire Tuesday night I kept it in the ice as per doctor’s advice and I am leaving for Rawalpindi tonight to show it to my doctor at the Army’s headquarters. I don’t know exactly when I will recover and it will be known only after the doctor will examine it,” he said.

Jaffar had missed the first two matches of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup Qualifiers in Kyrgyzstan recently due to a minor groin injury. However, he was given a chance in the last game against Macau which Pakistan won 2-0.

from: The News