Dipa Karmakar has been pressured out of the upcoming CWG owing to knee damage. © AFP
India’s high gymnast Dipa Karmakar has been pressured out of the upcoming Commonwealth Games owing to the career-threatening knee damage she picked up final 12 months, her coach Bisweshwar Nandi mentioned on Tuesday. “She is not yet ready for a tournament like the Commonwealth Games. So, the target is to make her fully ready for the Asian Games (August 18-September 2),” Nandi instructed PTI. Karmakar, the primary Indian feminine to compete within the Olympics the place she completed a historic fourth within the ladies’s vault on the 2016 Rio Games, opted out of the CWG trials going down on the Indira Gandhi Stadium right here.
The Gold Coast Games happen from April Four-15.
“She is fit but needs more time to be competition-ready. I would not call it a setback and she has taken it very sportingly,” added the coach.
The 24-year-old had undergone an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgical procedure in April final 12 months and is constant to bear a prolonged rehabilitation course of. She has, nonetheless, began coaching, based on Nandi.
The nature of the damage, which she picked up throughout a coaching camp, has not allowed her to compete for the reason that Rio Olympics.
She had scripted historical past on the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, turning into the primary Indian girl to win a medal in gymnastics within the mega-event.
Karmakar had additionally secured a bronze within the 2015 Asian Championships.
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