The star defender took to social media after undergoing a successful surgery.

Indian football team and Kerala Blasters defender Sandesh Jhingan has undergone a successful surgery in Mumbai. Jhingan had suffered an ACL injury during a friendly game last month, which saw him ruled out for six months.

Following the injury, the 26-year-old had vowed to come back stronger showing optimism on his return. “I am very passionate and motivated to get back on the field. I will be back soon and start serving my club and country again,” Jhingan had said.

A week after his statement, the Chandigarh-born player underwent a successful surgery and is on the road to a comeback. After the surgery, Sandesh Jhingan posted on social media saying, “My surgery has gone really well and now I am on the next stage of my comeback.”

“Just want to thank everyone for the support and wishes,” he added.

Sandesh Jhingan posted on social media after his surgery

Sandesh Jhingan always looked confident about the surgery and much to the relief of the fans, he is recovering at a good pace. “I believe whatever happens, happens for good. I am a firm believer in that,” were his words before the surgery.

“I want to thank the doctors along with the staff for taking good care of me,” he said post the operation.

However, Jhingan’s absence has made a big difference for the Blasters, who sit eighth in the ISL table. Moreover, they have also conceded four goals. The Blasters have signed veteran defender Raju Gaikwad as a replacement for Sandesh Jhingan. However, statistics clearly state how it will be hard for the team to cope up in the absence of their skipper.

Despite a successful surgery, Jhingan will take time for his rehabilitation. After all, gruesome injuries such as an ACL, require more time for recovery. Yet, the Manjappada fans will be hoping for Sandesh Jhingan to make a speedy return.