Nigerian forward Kalu Uche has been sidelined for up to six weeks after he sustained a grade three quadricep tear in ATK’s 1-2 loss at the hands of Bengaluru FC days ago.
Coach Steve Compell admitted the fact that this would leave a “big hole” in the side adding that the striker would undergo treatment in Barcelona with ATK in the lookout for a replacement.
“He had an extensive tear in his quadriceps muscles. It is grade three which is quite bad. We expect Kalu to be fit around Christmas so we are really looking for a player to fill in for what could be five games after this game,” said Coppell before his team’s match against FC Pune City.
“We got league approval only last night so we could not get anyone in for this match. He obviously leaves a big hole in our squad. We have requested the ISL whether we can replace him in the short time.