National men's hockey player Jerome Edwards is likely to be ruled out of their first match against India in the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi today because of injury.
This was after he sprained his ankle during the team first training session at the tournament venue — the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium — on Saturday night.
The team medical officials were monitoring his condition and would make a decision today.
But it is likely that it would take Edwards a few days to recover.
The 19-year-old has played in eight international matches.
Team manager Senimili Smith said they were keeping their fingers crossed and hoping that Edwards would be able to play in the remaining matches.
The cold rain in the national capital on Saturday made things harder for the national side.
They could not believe that it could get that cold in New Delhi with the temperature plummeting to 13 degrees Celsius from the 22 degrees Celsius when they arrived.
Miller said the team members were not used to the cold but they would not let that affect their performance.
At training on Saturday night, everyone was commenting on the cold Delhi climate.
National women's coach Shaun Corrie said they needed to get more warm clothes for the players.
"We were told that it was cold, but we didn't know that it would be this cold," he said.
"We were shivering out there on the field, maybe because this is our first training session."
The women's team will play against Japan in their first match at 5pm (Fiji time) today while the men's team will take on hosts India early tomorrow morning.