Kavindu Ishan is unsure of playing the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 & AFC Asian Cup 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 1 against Macau after suffering a dislocated left shoulder in a friendly against Laos.
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“Yes, he suffered a dislocated shoulder in the match against Laos. The shoulder has been put back into place in the hospital and he is currently recovering. He won’t play the 2nd friendly but hopefully he will be fit to play against Macau,” Media Manager of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) Aravinth Balendre confirmed to ThePapare.com.
Sri Lanka are scheduled to play Macau on the 6th & 11th June in the 2022 World Cup 1st Round Qualifier. Sri Lanka are currently touring Laos in preparation for that important encounter.
They lost the 1st match 2-1 after leading for 85 minutes. Kavindu Ishan suffered a freak accident in the 4th minute, resulting in the dislocated shoulder. The Sri Lanka vice-captain got sandwiched between two Laos players tussling for the ball and while falling his hand had got stuck inside an opponent’s jersey resulting in the injury.
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Sri Lanka will be hopeful of him making a swift recovery for the 1st leg against Macau as the islanders are in desperate need of his skill and experience. However, given that there is less than a week to go, his participation in the 1st leg is highly unlikely.