Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) Atletico de Kolkata were on Sunday dealt a double blow after winger Bikash Jairu was ruled out for two weeks ahead of Tuesday’s important away tie to Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League (ISL).
The former champions are already missing the services of marquee player Helder Postiga who injured his rib against Kerala Blasters in their last game in Kochi.
Though Jairu has not been part of coach Jose Molina’s plans so far with foreigners Sameegh Doutie and Javi Lara starting on both flanks, the East Bengal player is an important cog for the city-based club keeping in mind his recent exploits for the Kolkata giants.
The Sourav Ganguly co-owned franchise has so far won one game and drawn one in the two matches it has played so far.
The Kolkata side won the inaugural edition of the ISL in 2014.
Chennaiyin FC won the title last year, defeating FC Goa in an acrimonious final that saw players and officials of both teams engage in a physical confrontation after the final whistle.