H.S. Prannoy pulls out of China and Korea Open due to dengue

Prannoy will first miss the China Open, which will be held in Changzhou, from September 17 to 22. He will then skip the Korea Open which is slated to be held in Incheon from September 24 to 29.

Prannoy recently beat Lin Dan at the World Championships in Basel before losing to Kento Momota.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Star shuttler H.S. Prannoy will miss at least two tournaments on the circuit after being diagnosed with dengue.

Prannoy will first miss the China Open, which will be held in Changzhou, from September 17 to 22. He will then skip the Korea Open, which is slated to be held in Incheon, from September 24 to 29.

Prannoy took to twitter to inform his fans about his health condition.

“Quick update- Would be out of action for unpredictable days after being diagnosed with dengue. Will not be a part of Indian team for China and Korea open next week. Hopefully can get back to good health ASAP,” Prannoy tweeted.

Prannoy recently beat Lin Dan at the World Championships in Basel before losing to Kento Momota.

He was also in the news for criticising the jury after being overlooked for the prestigious Arjuna award.

His compatriot, B. Sai Praneeth got the award and followed it up with a bronze medal at the BWF World Championships.

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