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PV Sindhu to skip badminton World Championships 2022 due to stress fracture P V Sindhu
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PV Sindhu to skip badminton World Championships 2022 due to stress fracture

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Aug 2022, 12:49 am

Ace Indian badminton player PV Sindhu, who earlier this month won the women's singles gold in Commonwealth Games, has pulled out of BWF World Championships 2022 to be held in Tokyo.

Sindhu confirmed on social media that she wouldn't take part in the world meet in the Japanese capital due to a stress fracture she had suffered on her left foot during the CWG.

"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," Sindhu said in a tweet on Saturday.

Sindhu played at the CWG women's singles finals with a taping on her left leg.

Media reports said that she battled with pain to win the gold medal match 21-15, 21-13.

"I felt pain and there was an injury scare at the quarter-finals of the CWG, but with the help of my coach, physio and trainer, I decided to push as far as I could," Sindhu revealed in her statement.

 "The pain was unbearable during and post the finals. Hence I rushed for an MRI scan as soon as I got back to Hyderabad. The doctors confirmed a stress fracture on my left foot and recommended bed rest for a few weeks. I should be back to training in a few weeks," she added.

Before her finishing at the top step of the podium in the Commonwealth Games, Sindhu won the Singapore Open.

Sindhu won the World Championships Gold medal in 2019. She has been the most successful Indian shuttler at the World Championships, with a gold, 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals in her kitty.

Union minsiter Kiren Rijiju wished Sindhu a quick recovery and encouraged her to keep motivated as she has several important competitions ahead, including the Paris Olympics 2024.