India’s javelin ace Neeraj Chopra has successfully undergone surgery following his elbow injury. The athlete developed pain on his elbow while practicing at the NIS Patiala earlier in April and he had to skip the 21-24 April Asian Championships in Doha. Following his surgery, He took to social media to update his followers about his situation with the promise to make a strong return. Also Read - Javelin Ace Neeraj Chopra Recommended For Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna by AFI, PT Usha Nominated for Dronacharya
“Undergone elbow surgery in Mumbai by Dr.Dinshaw Pardiwala. Will require some months of rehabilitation before I can start back with throwing. Hoping to return stronger. Every setback is a setup for a comeback. God wants to bring you out better than you were before, ” Neeraj wrote on his official Twitter handle. Also Read - Feel Honoured And Privileged That People Have Expectations From me: Neeraj Chopra
Earlier India’s national athletics head coach Bahadur Singh on Tuesday spoke about Chopra’s situation, insisting that the 21-year-old should not be rushed into competition. Also Read - Sports Authority of India Suspends Camps Till May 3 After Extension of Lockdown
“Neeraj is in Mumbai now, consulting a renowned doctor there and what is the future course of action will be known only after the medical reports have come. He should be careful and should not rush himself into competitions,” Bahadur told PTI from Patiala on Tuesday.
“His injury should be treated carefully. If you ask me, I will say that he should skip the World Championships if he is not fully fit by that time,” the head coach said, though refusing to dwell into the matter of how serious was the injury.
“Neeraj is a bright prospect for an Olympic medal and he should deal with this injury very carefully. Olympics is the most important event for him,” Bahadur said.