Vinesh has ligament tear, will take one week to recover: Gupta

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (PTI) Women wrestler VineshPhogat, who was stretchered off during her quarterfinal boutat the Rio Olympics, has suffered a ligament tear and willtake atleast a week to recover, India’s chef de mission RakeshGupta said here today. "She does not have a bone injury. Only ligament tear inright knee. She has to take support. But there’s nodislocation. Hopefully she will recover in one week," Guptasaid. "But she will take about two-three days’ to walkproperly. She will take the help of a support." Vinesh’s campaign was cut short after she hurt her rightknee half-way into the first period of her 48kg quarterfinalfight against China’s Sun Yanan. The 21-year-old, who was touted as a medal prospect forIndia, was seen grimacing in pain as she was treated for aboutfive minutes before being stretchered off for medicaltreatment. PTI TAP ATKATK

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