Wrestling: Vinesh Phogat undergoes successful elbow surgery- Wrestler Vinesh Phogat has undergone successful elbow surgery. She confirmed the development via a tweet post that read: “Elbow surgery done! No matter how many times I fall, I will still rise.”
Elbow surgery done!
No matter how many times i fall, i will still rise ✊ pic.twitter.com/T7WmtJUA2R
— Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vinesh) September 8, 2021
Wrestling: Vinesh Phogat undergoes successful elbow surgery- The star wrestler had withdrawn midway during World Wrestling Championship trials during her bout against Pinki. At that time, she had said that her pull-out was not due to injury and she only felt “dizziness”.
Vinesh Phogat gives a walkover in 55kg 2nd round after suffering injury in opening bout. Pinki moves to final vs Sushma. pic.twitter.com/Uj7UntIprs
— Amanpreet Singh (@amanthejourno) August 31, 2021
Besides elbow injury, Phogat had earlier torn her anterior cruciate ligament–ACL–the tissue that connects the knee to the shin bone in July. She was stretchered off the mat, while she was writhing in pain, clutching her heavily taped knee during a match against Yanan. The latter had grabbed Phogat’s ankle with both hands and slams into her in an effort to bring her down.
Phogat resisted, bending over Yanan, jamming her free leg into the mat. Yanan increased the pressure and suddenly, Phogat collapses with a scream, reported Hindustan Times.
However, she made it to the quarterfinals of the Women’s Freestyle 53kg event at the Tokyo Olympics after going down against Belarus’ Vanesa Kaladzinskaya.
She was suspended by the Wrestling Federation of India last month for indiscipline before being let off with a warning.
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(with PTI inputs)