Senior National Team
Jeje Lalpekhlua conveys ‘big salute to medical staff’
23 Mar 2020

By Shoubhik Mukhopadhyay,
AIFF Media Team

NEW DELHI: Jeje Lalpekhlua conveyed “a big salute” to medical staff and all others who are putting in their “best efforts” amidst the crisis caused by Covid-19. Coronavirus has affected more than 3 lakh people, and cost 13-thousand-odd lives around the world.

"A big salute to the medical staff and all others who are putting in their best efforts around the world. Without them the crisis would have been much worse,” Jeje expressed.

"Given the current situation which we’re in it’s advisable for everyone to stay at home. We need to get back to normal life soon. I feel that if we self-quarantine ourselves normalcy will return faster,” he stated.

The outbreak of Covid19 coronavirus has played spoilsport all over with cancellation of all of the FIFA World Cup Friendlies Qatar 2022. India’s match with Qatar which was slated on March 26 has been postponed.

"I was really looking forward to the camp in Bhubaneswar. The postponement has come as a big setback. But there’s no room to complain and I fully stand by the decision taken,” he added.

Jeje who has been on rehab since May 2019 informed that he is dying back to get back to action. "I had a knee injury last season and had surgery in May. My rehab has been complete. I can realise that I'm reaching an optimum fitness level gradually,” he smiled.

"Initially I started my rehab in Chennai. Then I went abroad and the sessions were excellent. The doctor was really helpful and the physio did individual sessions every day. Sometimes, we had two sessions in a day which helped me recover faster,” he informed.

"Since I am in Mizoram now I am continuing individual sessions in consultation with the doctor and physios. I am working hard on my fitness now.”

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