Six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) harm and would require a reconstructive surgical procedure, scans revealed on Saturday.
The veteran Indian boxer’s bid to compete on the Birmingham Commonwealth Video games led to a heartbreak right here on Friday as she was pressured to withdraw halfway from the choice trials attributable to a knee harm.
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Her treating physician has recommended a reconstruction surgical procedure as it is a “full tear of ACL”.
For now, the Olympic bronze medallist has been suggested “ice utility and knee assist” and has additionally been prescribed treatment, together with ache killer.
The 39-year-old legend twisted her left knee within the first couple of minutes within the opening spherical of the 48kg semifinals in opposition to Haryana’s Nitu.
Mary Kom will thus miss the quadrennial occasion, the place she had change into the primary Indian girl boxer to say a gold medal within the final version in 2018.
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Mary Kom fell down within the very first spherical of the bout. She tried to maintain going after receiving medical help however after a few punches, she struggled to maintain steadiness as she clutched her left knee and appeared in loads of ache.
The Manipuri needed to be carried out of the ring with Nitu being introduced the winner through RSCI (Referee Stops Contest attributable to harm).
The London Olympics bronze medallist, whose left knee was closely bandaged after the autumn, was then taken to the hospital for scans.
The multiple-time Asian gold medallist had final competed within the Tokyo Olympics, the place she had reached the pre-quarters earlier than bowing out with a hard-fought loss.
Mary Kom, essentially the most embellished Indian boxer, had determined to present the World Championships, that concluded final month, and the now-postponed Asian Video games a miss to focus on the CWG, which is to be held in Birmingham subsequent month.