The star shuttler of India, PV Sindhu, suffered an injury scare during her training session on Tuesday, March 27. The flag-bearer of Indian contingent at the upcoming Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2018 to be commenced on April 4, Sindhu is India’s medal hope at the mega sporting event. During the training, she tripped and hurt her ankle.
The badminton player was taken off the court by her coach Pullela Gopichand and physio Gayathri Shetty. Sindhu was in tears due to intense pain. However, Sindhu and everybody else took a big sigh of relief when the MRI reports showed that there was no serious injury.
While talking to The Times of India, Sindhu said, “Thankfully, there is no major injury. I am relieved and since it’s not a major injury, I’ll resume practice soon.”
Even coach Gopichand sounded relieved for Sindhu. “She will be in good shape for the Commonwealth Games,” he said.
Sindhu’s father PV Ramana said: “It was just a mild sprain. She will start practising again from March 29. Initially, I was a bit worried as she has injured her ankle a couple of times before. Before the Rio Olympics, she had recovered from a major leg injury. Thank God there is no such thing now.”
The ace shuttler had won bronze in the at Glasgow CWG in 2014, while Saina Nehwal had won Gold in CWG 2010.