Kerala Blasters' Rahul Kannoly Praveen will undergo an operation to resolve his ongoing groin injury. The exact timeline for Rahul's return to match fitness is yet to be known. But it is safe to say that he will likely miss out on the remaining games of the first phase of the Indian Super League (ISL).
The star winger suffered a groin injury during the opening game against ATK Mohun Bagan, minutes after providing an assist to Sahal for the equalizing goal. Rahul sustained the pain while attempting a cross and was forced to limp off the pitch after just 32 minutes of the game. The club later confirmed that he had suffered a partial tear in his groin muscle.
Rahul has scored 4 goals and 1 assists in 26 games for the Blasters and it goes without saying that his absence comes as a huge setback for the Yellow Army. Rahul has already left the bio-bubble in Goa for further investigations and other treatment options. The initial scan suggests that surgery is necessary to resolve the issue.
Kerala Blasters recently tasted their first win of the campaign with a 2-1 win over Odisha FC, ending their 11-games winless run. They will next play against SC East Bengal on 12th December at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco.