Injured Nikkin out of Indian hockey team


Bengaluru, November 4: A shoulder injury has forced proven forward Nikkin Thimmaiah to miss the cut as experienced midfielder Danish Mujtaba was recalled to the Indian squad announced on Wednesday for the three-match Test series against Australia followed by the prestigious year-ending Hockey World League (HWL) Final.

"Nikkin suffered a shoulder injury during India's tour of New Zealand in October. He has been advised six weeks of rest by the doctors," HI selection committee member Harbinder Singh told IANS.

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