Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu will miss the upcoming Badminton World Championships due to an injury. The double Olympic medallist has acquired a stress fracture on her left ankle.
Sindhu picked up the injury during the women's singles quarterfinals at the recently concluded 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games but played through it to bag the gold medal for India.
"Yes, it is disappointing to miss the Worlds especially given the kind of form Sindhu is in after winning the Singapore Open and the CWG Gold. But, these things are not in our hands," PV Sindhu's father PV Ramana was quoted as saying by Sportstar.
The former India volleyball star also added that his daughter will try and get back to the court in mid-October later this year.
PV Sindhu, recently, clinched her first-ever Commonwealth Games gold medal in women's singles with an easy straight games victory over Canada's Michelle Li.
The former World Champion then herself confirmed her withdrawal from the global event via a tweet.
"While I am on the high of winning a gold medal at the CWG for India, unfortunately I have to pull out of the World Championships," Sindhu tweeted.
"I felt the pain and there was an injury scare at the Quarter Finals of the CWG, but with the help of the my coach, physio and trainer, I tried to push as far as I could," she added.
Sindhu further added that the pain was unbearable in Birmingham, but she would be back on court in a few weeks.
"The pain was unbearable during and post the finals. Hence I rushed for an MRI as soon as I got back to Hyderabad. The doctors confirmed a stress fracture on my left foot and recommended rest for a few weeks. I should be back to training in few weeks," she wrote.