Fandi 'disappointed' that injured son wasn't sent home immediately

Fandi 'disappointed' that injured son wasn't sent home immediately
Singapore legend Fandi Ahmad with his sons Ikhsan (left) and Irfan at the airport on Monday morning.

SINGAPORE - Why wasn't he brought home sooner for proper treatment?

That is the question on the mind of Singapore football legend Fandi Ahmad (above), who told The New Paper on Sunday night that he is upset at the way his son Ikhsan's injury has been handled.

Ikhsan had a disappointing end to his Asian Youth Games (AYG) tournament in Nanjing, China, last Thursday, when he broke his left wrist.

The 14-year-old injured himself as he fell during a Group B match against Kuwait, who beat the Singapore Under-14 side 2-0.

He was attended to by a Team Singapore doctor and subsequently taken to hospital for further checks, where his broken wrist was put in a cast.

Fandi's gripe lay in the fact that his son was made to stay in Nanjing for four more days instead of being whisked back to Singapore immediately where he could have surgery, if needed.

Ikhsan returned to Singapore with the rest of the squad on Monday.

"Any parent would be disappointed," Fandi said.

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