Injured hockey striker’s wish to play in Asian Games goes up in smoke

Less than perfect: National hockey player Fitri Saari wearing a knee brace during training at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Fitri Saari’s Asian Games dream was shattered as the player is unable to recover in time from a left knee injury to make the final 18 squad.

The striker, who tore his posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) during training three weeks ago, said he had done everything possible to recover but had to admit that it was not his destiny to play at the Asiad for the third time.

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