Bajrang Punia says ‘I am fine’ after injuring knee; extent of damage to be assessed after 48 hours | More sports News

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NEW DELHI: Olympic-bound wrestler Bajrang Punia on Saturday assured that he has not suffered a serious damage however the extent of injury performed to his proper knee can be identified solely by Monday for the reason that irritation takes at the least 48 hours to subside.
Bajrang injured his proper knee on Friday night whereas competing within the semi-finals of the Russian match — Ali Aliyev, towards Abulmazhid Kudiev, the Below-23 European silver medallist.
Kudiev obtained maintain of Bajrang’s proper leg and pulled him abruptly within the first interval of the bout. The affect had an impact on Bajrang’s proper knee and the limping grappler instantly forfeited the bout.
“I’m effective. It (getting injured) occurs in sport,” Bajrang informed PTI from Kaspiysk in a terse message when he was requested if it was a critical damage.

Whereas Bajrang didn’t elaborate on his damage, sources shut the elite wrestler stated that it’s a good signal that he might stroll with out assist however it would take at the least two days to evaluate him correctly.
“There’s an damage. It is too early to remark proper now. We are going to observe it for subsequent 48 hours and see the way it goes. Too early to call buildings. Let the irritation subside a bit,” stated the supply.
Requested particularly if it might be a ligament tear, the supply stated solely scans can verify it however they will not take danger by initiating that process.
“Scans should not performed instantly. We usually do not even take a look at the construction earlier than 48 hours. If there’s a tear and we attempt to take a look at it, we’d do extra hurt. So, we’ll wait and observe for some time,” added the supply.
Skilled Delhi-based sports activities physiotherapist Anand Dubey, who travels with the nationwide tennis groups — Davis Cup and Bille Jean King Cup — explains why it was vital to attend earlier than scans are performed.
“Wrestlers normally endure sprains. If that is the case, then he can be effective in a day or two by making use of ice packs frequently. In case of a ligament damage, swelling takes some to seem, could also be 24 to 36 hours. In a serious damage, it seems instantly.
“I’ve seen the video of his bout. It seems like a minor damage, nothing to fret about. It was a great determination by Bajrang to forfeit the bout to forestall a serious damage,” he added.
Bajrang, one in every of India’s brightest medal prospects, has been coaching in Russia since final month.
He skipped the Poland Open, the final Rating Collection occasion earlier than the Olympics in order that he might spar with world’s high wrestlers, who are actually coaching in Russia forward of the Tokyo Games.

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