Dilip Tirkey Undergoes Ankle Surgery in Australia

Once the main forces of Indian hockey, former captain Dilip Tirkey is a hockey player-turned-politician these days and is the leader of BJD party from Sundargarh.

updated: May 30, 2014 14:56 IST
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New Delhi: Former India hockey captain and Rajya Sabha member Dilip Tirkey has undergone ankle surgery at Sportsmed SA, a premier sports medicine institute in Adelaide, Australia.

Tirkey, the highest capped (412 international matches) Indian player, was forced to retire from the game prematurely due to ankle problems.

He underwent the bilateral surgery on May 28 but will stay in Adelaide for rehabilitation for two more weeks.

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