RMV Gurusaidutt undergoes surgery for a nagging ankle problem

Glasgow Commonwealth bronze medallist RMV Gurusaidutt underwent a surgery which has kept him away from international circuit for quite sometime.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 21, 2016 10:12 pm
China's Gao Ling returns a shot to England's Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg during their mixed doubles final match at the All England badminton championships in Birmingham, England March 11, 2007. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico Extra chip on the right ankle was troubling RMV Gurusaidutt. (Source: Reuters)

Plagued by a series of injuries,Glasgow Commonwealth Games bronze medallist shuttler RMV Gurusaidutt underwent a surgery to treat a nagging ankle problem, which has kept him away from international circuit for quite sometime.

“I had this stress related injury in August while training. It started just before I played All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament in Pune. The extra chip on the right ankle was troubling me since,” Guru, who underwent a surgery last night in Mumbai, said.

“As per the doctors advice I did everything that was in my hands. My leg was casted for 4 weeks because of the stress fracture. I tried doing rehab which was negative again. So I got done with the surgery last night. Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala decided to get the extra chip out and also reconstruct the ligaments,” he added.

Asked about the recovery process, Guru said: “It will be a pretty long rehab, at least 8 weeks. This is little serious and complicated but the surgery went well. I hope to recover soon and get back on court at the earliest. Need to be positive and patient.”

Guru also thanked his coaches and physios for all the support.

“I would like to thank my coach Pullela Gopichand and physios Kiran and Heath Matthews who have been helping me all through,” he said.