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Sindhu looks at December return

Double Olympic medallist had suffered a stress fracture on her left foot on way to her maiden Commonwealth Games gold medal in Birmingham in August
PV Sindhu.
PV Sindhu.
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PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 11.10.22, 04:05 AM

Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu is hoping to make a comeback at the season-ending World Tour Finals in December after being forced to take a long break from the international circuit due to an ankle injury.

One of the fittest sportspersons in the circuit, Sindhu had suffered a stress fracture on her left foot on way to her maiden Commonwealth Games gold medal in Birmingham in August.

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“To take it (break) positively, I think this is the only time I would get a break because next year is going to be a hectic one with tournaments lined up one after another.”

“But on the negative side, I would say it’s unfortunate that I am taking a break. But it’s important because you have to take care of your body and make sure you’re completely fit and fine, you will have to maintain yourself to cope with that level of play.

“It’s important to recover soon and address it in a way that you are stronger than ever. It’s getting better and hopefully, I’ll be starting in December.”

Sindhu will miss the next two BWF World Tour Super 750 events — Denmark Open (Oct. 18-23) and French Open (Oct. 25 to 30) this month.

The World Tour Finals are scheduled in Guangzhou, China, from December 14 to 18.

Asked if that’s the target now, Sindhu said: “Yeah, definitely. I am not playing Denmark and Paris. But hopefully, I mean, if I’m there then defintely yeah...”

Sindhu was part of a panel discussion in Mumbai on Bridging Gaps In Mental Health By Making Support Accessible’, launched by Maybelline New York in partnership with NGO Sangath.



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