• Olympic bronze medalist Bajrang Punia out of World Wrestling Championships due to ligament tear

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    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medalist Bajrang Punia won’t be able to compete in the upcoming World Wrestling Championships due to a ligament tear and has been advised six-week rehabilitation to treat the ligament tear he suffered in his right knee during his run-up to the Tokyo Games.

    “It’s a ligament tear and I have been asked to follow a rehabilitation program for six weeks by Dr. Dinshaw. I won’t be able to compete at the World Championship,” Bajrang told PTI. There is no ranking series event lined up in the remainder of the year and Bajrang said his season is over. “The Worlds was the major championship in the calendar for this year. I don’t see myself competing in any other tournament this season,” he added.

    Bajrang had suffered the injury in the run to the Tokyo Games when he competed at a Russian tournament – Ali Aliyev in June.

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