Ilhan Fandi out of motion for not less than six months on account of ACL harm

The Soccer Affiliation of Singapore just lately confirmed that nationwide staff striker Ilhan Fandi will likely be out of motion for six to 9 months after present process a knee surgical procedure as he was injured whereas representing Singapore in opposition to Vietnam on the 2022 AFF Mitsubishi Electrical Cup.

“The FAS can verify that Ilhan Fandi has sustained a whole tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and can endure reconstruction surgical procedure,” mentioned the FAS in a media assertion.

The FAS will cowl all prices associated to the surgical procedure, which will likely be carried out by orthopaedic surgeon Dr Lim Jit Kheng – considered one of Singapore’s prime surgeons with in depth expertise relating to such surgical procedures for elite footballers and athletes.

Put up-surgery, Ilhan is anticipated to be side-lined for six to 9 months whereas he undergoes the suitable rehabilitation programmes. 

“We want Ilhan a profitable surgical procedure and a swift restoration as we stay up for having him again in nationwide colors quickly,” added FAS.

The previous Albirex Niigata (Singapore) FC participant signed for Belgium membership KMSK Deinze in December and was anticipated to hitch his new membership in January after the regional AFF Cup. Now that he’s out of footballing motion for greater than half a yr, the FAS mentioned that they’re at the moment in discussions with the Belgian second division membership relating to additional plans for Ilhan. 

Within the Fb put up by FAS confirming Ilhan’s harm, some followers have expressed their displeasure on the synthetic turf on the Jalan Besar Stadium. 

“Thanks Jalan Besar Stadium. Now we gotta see our subsequent golden boy dampen his alternative along with his new membership in Europe, simply after we hope he could make a superb begin there. I actually hope you individuals and related authorities can notice that synthetic pitches are NOT the way in which to go for particularly, senior {and professional} stage matches. Take a look at what number of of our footballers bought long run accidents for the previous yr. Not simply Ilhan, but in addition Ikhsan and Jacob Mahler,” mentioned Yiheng Ciaran Chia.

“All due to that silly pitch. Sure it has been your additional benefit over time, however now it’s simply not related anymore. That’s why groups hate enjoying there, as a result of gamers should be additional cautious and never give 100% on the pitch,” commented Naqib Ruslan.

Even the Myanmar nationwide soccer staff coach Antoine Hey tears aside the synthetic pitch on the Jalan Besar Stadium in the course of the pre-match press convention earlier than their battle in opposition to Singapore.

“For junior soccer, perhaps it’s a good suggestion, however for very intensive senior worldwide matches, I doubt it’s a very helpful resolution,” mentioned Myanmar head coach Hey as reported by Yahoo Singapore.

“If it’s such a good suggestion, why are there no prime worldwide competitions – the World Cup, the Asian Championship or the Champions League – enjoying on them? What’s the purpose for us to play on this?

“Youth growth soccer, it’s okay to make use of synthetic pitches to maintain to the identical requirements. However for worldwide soccer, with all of the dynamics and all of the velocity… You simply noticed the 2 accidents (to your gamers), it’s not coming from nowhere.”

The 2 gamers Hey refers to are Ikhsan Fandi and Adam Swandi, who each suffered knee accidents in a pleasant match in opposition to Maldives per week earlier than the beginning of the AFF Cup.

In 2016, FAS responded to media queries relating to the usage of synthetic or artificial subject on the Jalan Besar Stadium.

“The present pitch at Jalan Besar Stadium utilises pure recycled supplies, composing of coconut husk and recycled cork materials. The protection of our gamers and officers is of utmost significance to us and we conduct upkeep of the pitch regularly. Amongst others, we’d brush the pitch twice-a-week, prime up the infills each quarter and permit the pitch ample relaxation‚ to make sure that it’s protected for gamers and officers,” mentioned an FAS spokesman.

“FIFA conducts common inspection of our pitch, and we’ve got at all times adhered to their necessities referring to pitches. We have now written to FIFA on this matter and we’ll await their recommendation on the subsequent plan of action. We’ll proceed to seek the advice of and work intently with FIFA and all different related authorities to keep up the standard of our pitch,” added the FAS assertion. /TISG

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