Six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and will need reconstructive surgery, Scans revealed Saturday. The bid of an experienced Indian boxer to participate in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games was heartbreaking here on Friday as she was forced to withdraw from the selection trials in the middle due to a knee injury.
The doctor treating her has suggested reconstruction surgery because it is a “complete tear of the ACL”.
For now, the Olympic bronze medalist has been advised of “ice application and knee support” and has been prescribed medications, including painkillers.
The 39-year-old legend twisted his left knee in the first few minutes of the preliminary round of the 48kg semi-final against Haryana’s Neto.
Mary Kom will miss the four-year event, where she became the first Indian female boxer to win a gold medal in the last edition in 2018.
I fell in the first round of my comboot. She tried to move on after receiving medical help but after a few punches, she was struggling to keep her balance as she grabbed her left knee and was in excruciating pain.
Manipuri had to be out of the ring when Neto was declared the winner through RSCI (Referee Stop Competition due to Injury).
The London Olympics bronze medalist, who suffered a heavy bandage after falling on his left knee, was taken to hospital for a scan.
The last-time Asian gold medalist, she competed in the Tokyo Olympics, where she reached the quarterfinals before losing a hard-fought battle.
Mary Kom, the most decorated Indian boxer, decided to focus on the CWG for the World Championships, which ended last month, and the now-postponed Asian Games, to be held in Birmingham next month.
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