Huge blow for Indian hockey team as Hardik Singh ruled out of World Cup due to hamstring injury | HWC2023

Xtra Time Web Desk: In what comes as a huge setback for Indian men’s hockey team, midfielder Hardik Singh is ruled out of the Hockey World Cup 2023 due to a hamstring injury.

Hardik, who scored a brilliant goal from a solo effort against Spain in India’s opening match on January 13, suffered the injury during the match against England on January 15 at Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela.

According to MRI reports, Hardik has a hamstring injury and will need time to recover. Rajkumar Pal has been named a s replaced for Hardik by Hockey India.

The Indian team will face New Zealand in the crossover fixture on Sunday at the Kalinga Stadium for a place in the Quarter Finals in the ongoing Hockey World Cup 2023 in Odisha.