Bajrang says he is fine, injury to be assessed in the next 48 hours
Olympics-bound wrestler Bajrang Punia on Saturday assured that he has not suffered a major injury, but the extent of damage done to his right knee will be known only by Monday since the inflammation takes at least 48 hours to subside.
Bajrang injured his right knee on Friday while competing in the semi-finals of the Ali Aliyev tournament in Russia. “I am fine. It [getting injured] happens in sport,” Bajrang told PTI from Kaspiysk when asked if it was a serious injury. While Bajrang did not elaborate on his injury, sources close to the wrestler said it is a good sign that he could walk without help. Asked if it could be a ligament tear, the source said that only scans could confirm it. Bajrang, one of India’s medal prospects at the Tokyo Olympics, has been training in Russia since May. The 27-year-old skipped the Poland Open so that he could spar with the world’s top wrestlers in Russia.
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