PV Sindhu Likely To Miss Badminton World Championship Due To Injury

PV Sindhu (File Image)

New Delhi: The reigning Commonwealth Games champion PV Sindhu is likely to miss the upcoming Badminton World Championship after suffering a stress fracture injury on the left ankle.

In a statement issued by Sindhu, she added that “While I am on the high of winning a gold medal at the CWG for India. Unfortunately, I have to pull out of the World Championships. I felt the pain and there was an injury scare at the quarter-finals.”

She further added that after returning to Hyderabad, she rushed to get an MRI scan where the doctor confirmed that she has suffered a stress fracture on her left foot and recommended rest for a few weeks.

PV Sindhu also added that she is hopeful of getting back to training in a few weeks. The World Championship 2022 is set to begin on August 21 in Tokyo. The 2019 World Champion Sindhu recently won her maiden gold medal at the Commonwealth Games beating Canada’s Michelle Li 21-15, 21-13 in the women’s singles final. This was Sindhu’s fifth CWG medal, with two in the mixed team events. The Hyderabadi shuttler also bagged bronze in 2014 and silver in 2018.

(With Agency Inputs)

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