Kashyap hurts his shoulder during PBL final

Parupalli Kashyap hurt his shoulder during his singles match against H. S. Prannoy in Saturday's PBL final.

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Parupalli Kashyap said he might be out of action for another three weeks with a shoulder injury.   -  PTI

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap hurt his shoulder during a match against H. S. Prannoy in the finals of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) here.

With Chennai Smashers leading 3-2 after the first three matches, Kashyap, in his match against Mumbai's Prannoy, hurt his shoulder while diving to retrieve the shuttle.

"I have to go the hospital and get an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) done and then I will know what next. This injury might heal in 5-6 days or might take 2-3 weeks also. So I don't think I will be able to play in Malaysia since I have to leave tomorrow but hopefully I will play Syed Modi," he said.

Kashyap has been going through a tough phase since last year when he injured his knee and it derailed his Olympic dream.

On his comeback, he reached the semifinals at Korea Open Grand Prix Gold.

Asked about the 11-point scoring format that was used in the second season of PBL, Kashyap said an attacking player has an advantage in this format.

"It is a different format. It is new for everyone. The focus is more on speed and power. There is no time to settle down in 11-point system. And it's totally different for singles and totally different for doubles," he said.

"I think in singles the guy who is more powerful and faster has an advantage over someone trying to prolong the rallies and win. You have to be really good with your attack. If you are defending then you are not so good."