PV Sindhu: PV Sindhu won gold while playing in stress fracture, now out of the big tournament

New Delhi: India’s star badminton player PV Sindhu withdrew from the upcoming Badminton World Championships due to a ‘stress fracture’ in her left leg. The two-time Olympic medalist confirmed in a statement shared on Twitter that she will be pulling out of the 2022 World Championships. Sindhu has won the gold medal at the World Championships in 2019. She is the most successful Indian badminton player at the BWF World Championships, having won five medals – one gold, two silver and two bronze medals. The World Championships will be held in Tokyo from August 21 to August 28.

A mild fracture or swelling caused by excessive pressure on a bone or tissue is called a stress fracture. Sindhu said in the statement, “After winning the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games, I am at the peak. Unfortunately, I had to withdraw from the World Championships. In the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games, he felt pain from the injury. But with the help of my coach, physio and trainer, I decided to move forward as much as I can.

He further added, “The pain was unbearable during and after the final. So as soon as I came back to Hyderabad, I got an MRI done. The doctors confirmed a stress fracture on my left leg and advised rest for a few weeks. I’ll start practicing again after a few weeks. Thank you all for the support and love.’

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