Olympic bronze medallist Bajrang Punia is not going to 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 in run as much as the Tokyo Video games.
The World Championships can be held in Oslo, Norway from October 2-10 and Bajrang will be unable to start his mat coaching till the rehabilitation programme is compete.
Bajrang lately underwent an MRI scan to know the extent of the damage 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 to compete on the World Championship,” Bajrang informed PTI.
There is no such thing as a rating sequence occasion lined up within the the rest of the 12 months and Bajrang mentioned his season is over.
“The Worlds was the one main championship within the calender for this 12 months. I do not see myself competing in some other event this season,” he added.
Bajrang had suffered the damage within the run as much as the Tokyo Video games when he competed at a Russian event — Ali Aliyev in June.
Bajrang had forfeited his semi-finals towards Abulmazhid Kudiev, who bought 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 give up the mat however competed on the Olympics and received a bronze in 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 mentioned he was not consulting any particular physiotherapist for his rehabilitation.
“I’m doing it myself in Sonepat. Dr. Dinshaw has suggested just a few workout routines, that I’m doing on a regular basis now in health club. The mat-training time may also go into the rehab,” he mentioned.
The 27-year-old mentioned he desires 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 recent contract.
The WFI may have a gathering with the wrestlers to assemble suggestions relating to all of the overseas coaches concerned with the Indian wrestlers earlier than deciding on their recent 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 providers of Gaidarov.
Sources within the WFI mentioned Ravi’s coach Malikov will definitely get a recent contract and even because the federation continues to be not fully happy with the efficiency of Bentinidis, it should nonetheless think about Bajrang’s request if he desires to proceed with him. P
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