Federation Cup: Sreeshankar out with heel injury

Long jump national record holder M. Sreeshankar has been advised two weeks of rest with a rehab programme.

M. Sreeshankar, the men’s long jump national record holder, will miss the Federation Cup that starts from March 15 in Patiala.   -  AFP

M. Sreeshankar, the men’s long jump national record holder, will miss the Federation Cup, the main qualification event for next month’s Asian athletics championships in Doha, as he is down with an injury.

“I will be skipping the Federation Cup because of a heel injury. It got aggravated after the third Indian Grand Prix at Sangrur,” Sreeshankar told Sportstar on Monday.

“The doctor has advised me two weeks of rest with a rehab programme.”

Sreeshankar hopes to be fit in time for the Asian championships, which begins in Doha on April 21, but the Athletics Federation of India has made it clear that the Federation Cup, which will be held in Patiala from March 15 to 18, will be the main qualification event for the continental event.