Dipika withdraws from SAG squash event

Dipika Pallikal said she developed a "sharp pain" in her shoulder while playing the quarter-final match in the Cleveland Classic held in Ohio a few days ago.

Dipika Pallikal Dipika is ranked 17 in the world.   -  Bijoy Ghosh

Dipika Pallikal has withdrawn from the squash competition in the South Asian Games 2016 in Guwahati, citing a shoulder injury after seeking permission from the Squash Racket Federation of India.

In her message to the National Coach Cyrus Poncha, Dipika, who is ranked 17 in the world and seeded two behind Joshna Chinappa, said she developed a “sharp pain” in her shoulder while playing the quarter-final match in the Cleveland Classic held in Ohio a few days ago.

The Indian number two said that the pain had intensified on the day after the match and that it had not subsided. She was scheduled to take medical advice in this matter but decided to proceed to Guwahati and play the team event because she felt as the second seeded player, she may not have hard matches to play unlike in the individuals. The team events start on February 8.

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