Defender Topu Barman (R) celebrates with Monaem Khan Raju after scoring the opening goal in Bangladesh’s 3-0 win against Bhutan in their last SAFF Suzuki Championship match at the Greenfield Stadium in Trivandrum yesterday. Photo: SAFF
National football team’s veteran centre-back Tapu Barman is set to undergo a surgery in a Mumbai hospital tomorrow on a knee injury he suffered during the Independence Cup in December last year.
The Bashundhara Kings captain is expected to be ruled out for the rest of the season and required a surgery, according to doctors in India who saw his reports.
Abu Sufian Sharker, physio of Kings, is accompanying the defender in Mumbai. Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, Director, Arthroscopy, Sports Orthopedics and Head of Centre for Sports Medicine in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Centre, will conduct the surgery, said a press release from Bashundhara Kings.
Tapu’s studs got stuck on the turf of the Kamalapur venue as he hurt ligament on his left knee. As his condition showed no improvement, Tapu, who had also undergone a surgery in Kolkata in 2000 for another knee injury, flew to India recently for better treatment.