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Ligament tear rules Bajrang Punia out of World Championships, brings early end to his 2021 season | More sports News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Olympic bronze medallist Bajrang Punia won’t compete within the upcoming wrestling World Championships after being suggested a six-week rehabilitation to deal with the ligament tear he suffered in his proper knee within the run as much as the Tokyo Video games.
The World Championships might be held in Oslo, Norway from October 2-10 and Bajrang won’t be able to start his mat coaching till the rehabilitation programme is full.
Bajrang just lately underwent an MRI scan to know the extent of the harm he suffered in Russia in June earlier than the Olympics and consulted Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, who heads the Centre for Sports activities Medication at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
“It is a ligament tear and I’ve been requested to observe a rehabilitation programme for six weeks by Dr Dinshaw. I will not be capable of compete on the World Championship,” Bajrang advised PTI.
There isn’t any rating sequence occasion lined up within the the rest of the yr and Bajrang stated his season is over.
“The Worlds was the one main championship within the calendar for this yr. I do not see myself competing in some other match this season,” he added.
Bajrang had suffered the harm within the run as much as the Tokyo Video games when he competed at a Russian match — Ali Aliyev in June.
Bajrang had forfeited his semi-finals towards Abulmazhid Kudiev, who acquired maintain of the Indian’s proper leg and pulled him abruptly within the first interval of the bout.
The impression had an impact on Bajrang’s proper knee and the limping grappler instantly stop the mat however competed on the Olympics and gained a bronze within the 65kg class.
“Because it was my first Olympics and I had a dream to win an Olympic medal, I competed by ache in Tokyo. I needed to do it.”
Bajrang stated he was not consulting any particular physiotherapist for his rehabilitation.
“I’m doing it myself in Sonepat. Dr. Dinshaw has suggested a number of workout routines that I’m doing on a regular basis now in gymnasium. The mat-training time may also go into the rehab,” he stated.
The 27-year-old stated he needs to proceed together with his Georgian coach Shako Bentinidis, who has now left for his nation because the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is but to supply him a contemporary contract.
The WFI may have a gathering with the wrestlers to collect suggestions relating to all of the international coaches concerned with the Indian wrestlers earlier than deciding on their contemporary contracts.
Whereas Bajrang skilled with Bentinidis, Olympic silver medallist Ravi Dahiya had a private coach in Russia’s Kamal Malikov.
Deepak Punia additionally had a Russian coach in Murad Gaidarov, who was expelled from Tokyo for assaulting the referee, who had officiated the bronze medal play-off that the Indian had misplaced to San Marino’s Myles Nazim Amine.
The WFI had then terminated the companies of Gaidarov.
Sources within the WFI stated Ravi’s coach Malikov will definitely get a contemporary contract and even because the federation continues to be not fully glad with the efficiency of Bentinidis, it would nonetheless think about Bajrang’s request if he needs to proceed with him.



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