Prior to the Games, there was talk of India being possible contenders for a Mixed Team-gold.
Indian shuttlers blanked Kenya 5-0 to complete their group stage proceedings unconquered.
Sindhu can step up to the challenge of defending what is India’s crown in women’s singles.
Saina picked up the blisters during the Australian Open Super Series, a tournament she had won.
Saina’s withdrawal is a big blow to India as the shuttlers were hoping to win at least five medals.
The Malaysian, 31, has will miss the Glasgow Commonwealth Games due to a thigh injury.
Saina said that win is “very very special” for her as she overcome the pain owing to blisters on her foot.
Saina clinched the Australian Open after beating Spain’s World No. 11 Carolina Marin 21-18, 21-11 on Sunday.
Saina Nehwal prevailed 21-18 21-11 in a 43-minute contest which left her richer by USD 56,000.
Sixth-seeded Saina prevailed 21-19 16-21 21-15 in a marathon match, which lasted an hour and 16 minutes.
Saina defeated Hirose 21-18 21-9 to set up a clash against world no. 2 Chinese Shixian Wang in semis.
Saina and Sindhu cruised into the quarters after posting comfortable wins in their second round matches.
Gutta said that India is in dire need of second formidable doubles pair after her and Ashwini.
The ace shuttler bowed out of the women’s singles event after going down to China’s World No. 1 Li Xuerui.
Saina had an easy outing against K.Gilmour, but will face world no.1 Li Xuerui of China in the next match.