SINGAPORE, 2023, JANUARY 10 – The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) can confirm that Ilhan Fandi has sustained a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will undergo reconstruction surgery.
The 20-year-old forward, who suffered the injury during Singapore’s ASEAN Football Federation Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 Group B encounter against Vietnam on 30 December 2022, is scheduled to go for surgery on Wednesday, 11 January 2023. The FAS will cover all costs related to the surgery, which will be performed by orthopaedic surgeon Dr Lim Jit Kheng – one of Singapore’s top surgeons with extensive experience regarding such surgeries for elite footballers and athletes.
Post-surgery, Ilhan is expected to be side-lined for six to nine months while he undergoes the appropriate rehabilitation programmes. The FAS are currently in discussions with Belgium club KMSK Deinze regarding further plans for Ilhan.
We wish Ilhan a successful surgery and a swift recovery as we look forward to having him back in national colours soon.
Source: Football Association of Singapore