Neeraj Chopra recovering without complications: AFI president

first_imgNeeraj Chopra recovering without complications: AFI presidentNeeraj Chopra may miss the Doha World Championships as his recovery is likely to take at least three months after he had arthroscopic surgery on his throwing right hand to remove bone fragments from his elbow joint.advertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 16, 2019UPDATED: May 16, 2019 20:58 IST Neeraj Chopra was operated on May 2 at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNeeraj Chopra went under the knife on May 2 to remove bone fragments from his elbow jointNeeraj is recovering well but it is likely that I will take at least three monthsNeeraj may miss the Doha World Championships though the AFI is hopeful of his participationStar javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is recovering from his elbow surgery without complications but he will not be rushed into any competition, including the World Championships later this year, Athletics Federation of India President Adille Sumariwala said Thursday.The 21-year-old Neeraj, who won a gold in the Commonwealth Games as well as Asian Games last year, was successfully operated by celebrated orthopaedic surgeon Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on May 2.The arthroscopic surgery on his throwing right hand was done to remove bone fragments from his elbow joint. His recovery is likely to take at least three months, putting his participation at the prestigious Doha World Championships (September-October) in doubt.”There were some bone fragments (in Neeraj’s elbow) which were removed. He has started his physiotherapy with Heath Matthews. He must have done four sessions by now. I will discuss Neeraj’s progress with Matthews and doctor Pardiwala tomorrow,” Sumariwala said.”He (Neeraj) is doing everything except throwing. He is undergoing rehabilitation. The daily report is good, so far so good, there are no complications. We are hopeful (of his complete recovery),” he added.Matthews is a renowned physiotherapist and head of sports medicine at Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. He has treated the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi.Asked if the AFI is hopeful of Neeraj competing in the World Championships, Sumariwalla said, “We are taking step by step, there is no point jumping the gun. We are not pushing him (to do things).advertisement”We are not even talking to him about the World Championships. If we do that he would want to throw hard. We will go step by step. We told him you do so much of rehabilitation and we will see what to next.Also Read | PM Narendra Modi wishes for Neeraj Chopra’s speedy recovery post elbow surgeryFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Neeraj ChopraFollow AFIFollow SurgeryFollow RecoveryFollow World Championshipslast_img

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