CWG 2022: Neeraj Chopra Issues a Message After Being Ruled Out “Hurt About Not Being Able to Defend My Title”: Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra has refrained from participating in the Commonwealth Games 2022. He suffered from an injury during the finals of the World Athletics Championship in Eugene, USA.
On Tuesday Neeraj Chopra announced his injury and was advised to take a month-long rest. The 24-year-old is presently in the USA getting treatment and will enjoy the CWG from there. He was supposed to be the flag bearer for India but in his absence, someone else will have to step in. Chopra will be cheering for his fellow athletes and has advised the fans to do the same.
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Chopra stated about his health on his Twitter. He wrote, “Hello everyone, I’m extremely disappointed to inform you all that I will not be able to represent the country at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. I had been feeling uncomfortable after the pull I felt in my groin during my fourth throw at the World Championships. On having it investigated medically yesterday by a group of doctors here in the US, a minor strain was discovered and I have been advised to undergo rehabilitation and give it rest for the next few weeks.”
“I have discussed this with my support team and the IOA, AFI, and SAI’s CAIMS, and we’ve collectively decided that keeping my long-term goals in mind, it would be best for me to skip the CWG in order to avoid risking any further aggravation of the injury.”
“Needless to say, I am hurt about not being able to defend my title and missing out on another opportunity to represent the nation. I am especially disappointed about losing out on the opportunity to be Team India’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony, an honor I was looking forward to having in a few days’ time.”
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CWG 2022: Neeraj Chopra Issues a Message After Being Ruled Out “Hurt About Not Being Able to Defend My Title”
“For now, I will focus on my rehabilitation and hope to be back in action very soon. I would like to thank the entire country for all the love and support I’ve received over the past few days, and urge you all to join me in cheering on my fellow team India athletes in Birmingham over the coming weeks.”
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