Shahdan ruled out for up to six months after horror injury

Singapore midfielder Shahdan Sulaiman undergone a successful operation on his broken leg, and is expected to be out for up to six months.

The 26-year-old fractured his fibula and dislocated his ankle after colliding heavily with teammate Khairul Amri in the penalty box, receiving immediate treatment before he was stretchered off and rushed to the hospital.

Shahdan's injury cast a shadow over proceedings, although Singapore went on to win the match 4-2, with Hariss Harun dedicating his brace to his fallen comrade.

A Football Association statement this afternoon confirmed that the Tampines Rovers midfielder had been kept under observation overnight and undergone an operation this morning.

Recovery is expected to take around '4-6 months'.

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