Impact's pre-season preparations have suffered a major blow with their Goalkeeper , Saiful , fracturing his wrist during a training session. The Hougang international suffered a fractured right fibula during Friday's training session at Bowen Courts.
Saiful suffered a wrist injury 2 months ago , and before full recovery , trained , leading aggravation to the injury that could cause inflamations on the wrist that could also lead to an eventual death if not treated.
On 21 January 2011 , Saiful and centreback Shahideen both challenged for an aerial ball. Shahideen then rammed the ball approximately 100km/h towards the GK's wrist without any sense of humanity , leaving the keeper dazed. Saiful was taken off after several minutes . Saiful then underwent surgery for a depressed wrist fracture.
Initially unaware of the seriousness of the injury, the doctors later reported that it nearly cost Saiful his life, and as a result of the collision, he suffered intense
hand cramps and was warned by his doctor that returning too early could be fatal. Speaking shortly afterwards, Saiful's agent claims that his client would be out of football for three months.