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Neeraj recovering without complications: AFI president

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Star javelin thrower is recovering from his elbow surgery without complications but he will not be rushed into any competition, including the World Championships later this year, President said Thursday.

The 21-year-old Neeraj, who won a gold in as well as last year, was successfully operated by Dr. at the in Mumbai on May 2.

The arthroscopic surgery on his throwing right hand was done to remove bone fragments from his elbow joint. His recovery is likely to take at least three months, putting his participation at (September-October) in doubt.

"There were some bone fragments (in Neeraj's elbow) which were removed. He has started his physiotherapy with He must have done four sessions by now. I will discuss about Neeraj's progress with Matthews and doctor Pardiwala tomorrow," Sumariwala said.

"He (Neeraj) is doing everything except throwing. He is undergoing rehabilitation. The daily report is good, so far so good, there are no complications. We are hopeful (of his complete recovery)," he added.

Matthews is a renowned physiotherapist and head of medicine at in Mumbai. He has treated the likes of Scahin Tendulkar, and

Asked if the AFI is hopeful of Neeraj competing in the World Championships, Sumariwalla said, "We are taking step by step, there is no point jumping the gun. We are not pushing him (to do things).

"We are not even talking to him about the World Championships. If we do that he would want to throw hard. We will go step by step. We told him you do so much of rehabilitation and we will see what to to next.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 20:21 IST
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