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Neeraj Chopra recovering without complications: AFI

NEW DELHI: Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is convalescing from his elbow surgical operation with out headaches but he might not be rushed into any pageant, including the World Championships later this year, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille Sumariwala said on Thursday.

The 21-year-old Neeraj, who received a gold in the Commonwealth Games in addition to Asian Games remaining year, was once effectively operated by way of celebrated orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala on the Kokilaben Dirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on May 2.

The arthroscopic surgical operation on his throwing right hand was once finished to take away bone fragments from his elbow joint. His restoration is likely to take no less than 3 months, hanging his participation on the prestigious Doha World Championships (September-October) unsure.

"There were some bone fragments (in Neeraj's elbow) which were removed. He has started his physiotherapy with Heath Matthews. 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 sports medicine at Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. He has handled the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi.

Asked if the AFI is hopeful of Neeraj competing in the World Championships, Sumariwalla said, "We are taking step-by-step, there is not any level leaping the gun. We aren't pushing him (to do things).

"We aren't even speaking to him concerning the World Championships. If we do that he would want to throw laborious. We will pass step-by-step. We told him you do so much of rehabilitation and we will see what to to subsequent."

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