Sindhu suffers injury scare ahead of CWG

The 22-year-old suffered a sprain in her right ankle while practicing at the Gopichand Academy under the watchful eyes of India chief coach Pullela Gopichand and assistant coach Mohd. Siyadutallah.

A file photo of PV Sindhu. The shuttler is one of the favourites to win the Commonwealth Games gold medal. She had won a bronze in the last edition at 2014 Glasgow CWG.   -  AP

Olympic and World Championship silver medallist P. V. Sindhu suffered an injury scare on Tuesday, however there were no immediate threats to her participation in the Commonwealth Games starting next month.

The 22-year-old suffered a sprain in her right ankle while practicing at the Gopichand Academy under the watchful eyes of India chief coach Pullela Gopichand and assistant coach Mohd. Siyadutallah.

“I have taken an MRI and there is nothing serious. It should be okay,” Sindhu said. “I should start training after a couple of days rest though I will be doing the physical conditioning exercises,” she added.

Even chief national coach Gopichand also said there was nothing to worry about Sindhu and that she will be fit and raring to go in the Games.

“She had hurt her ankle while training at the academy today. So we did an MRI to be 100 per cent sure that everything is fine. No bone or ligament injury was found, so I am happy. we didn’t want to take any risk,” Sindhu’s father P. V. Ramana told PTI.

“Now she will rest for a day and day after tomorrow she will start running again. She will go to the ground tomorrow and do some strengthening experience. There is enough time as CWG starts with team event. So nothing to worry.”

World No 3 Sindhu is a favourite to win the Commonwealth Games gold medal. She had won a bronze in the last edition at 2014 Glasgow CWG.