INDIAN GYMNAST DIPA KARMAKAR WILL MISS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR HER LIGAMENT INJURY :

Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who has not competed since her historic fourth place finish in the Rio Olympics, is all set to miss the World Gymnastics Championships as she is recovering from a knee surgery. It is another setback of sorts for the 23-year-old who also missed the Asian Championships earlier this year due to the anterior crucial ligament injury.  She had undergone the surgery in April and her rehab will take at least six months before she can resume training. The World Championships will be held in Canada in October.   “There is not much you can do in case of an injury. It is frustrating as an athlete but I won’t call it a setback. Though it is surely a challenge,” Karmakar told PTI today. Karmakar, who is camping at the IG Stadium in presence of her coach Bisweshwar Nandi, has started jogging but can only think about training once six months of rehab is over.   Coach Nandi said that her ward will not be competition ready for the World Championships and therefore the focus shifts to the Commonwealth and Asian Games next year.  Rediff.com : 22nd. June,17

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