Commonwealth Games 2022 is all set to begin on 28 July 2022. In this mega event, India will look to make headlines as athletes are going to give their 100%. Players like PV Sindhu, and Lakshya Sen will look to create history in this upcoming event by bringing glory to India.
But, a major setback got confirmed on 26 July 2022 as India’s golden boy, Neeraj Chopra is all set to miss this event in England. The IOA General Secretary Rajeev Mehta confirmed that he will miss the CWG 2022 as he is not 100% fit. Earlier this week, Neeraj became the first Indian male and second Indian athlete to win a medal at the Worlds Athletics Championships.
Neeraj Chopra will miss the CWG 2022 for a groin injury
In his men’s javelin throw event, Chopra came up with a throw of 88.13m in his fourth attempt. This throw was enough for him to secure the second spot in the final. But, during that attempt, he felt something in his groin he confirmed that after the final. He also said that it affected his remaining two throws. However, Neeraj said that he would know by the next morning how it feels and if it was something to worry about. Now, the Indian Olympic Association confirmed the news of his unavailability at this big event.
In his absence, it will be a huge blow for India as he was a front-runner to win a medal for India. Now, DP Manu and Rohit Yadav will represent India in Javelin Throw. As per reports, Neeraj has confirmed the news. Medical representatives advised a month’s rest for a full recovery. This news came as a shock for all his fans. Everyone was expecting him to lead India in this mega event. Now, fans have taken their Twitter accounts to shower their wishes on him with the hope for a speedy recovery as soon as possible.
Here is how fans have reacted to the news of him missing the CWG 2022:
Our Olympic Champ @Neeraj_chopra1 will not be defending his title at @birminghamcg22 due to concerns regarding his fitness. We wish him a speedy recovery & are supporting him in these challenging times.#EkIndiaTeamIndia #WeareTeamIndia pic.twitter.com/pPg7SYlrSm
— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) July 26, 2022
Heal and get healthy @Neeraj_chopra1
Neeraj Chopra has confirmed that he cannot make @birminghamcg22 as he is carrying an injury
— Anand Datla (@SportASmile) July 26, 2022
— DD News (@DDNewslive) July 26, 2022
Neeraj Chopra to not compete at CWG Birmingham due to injury… he got hurt during world athletics championships javelin final https://t.co/HbRWhK08n2
— Indro (@indraneel0) July 26, 2022
Breaking News: Neeraj Chopra ruled out of Commonwealth Games 2022 due to injury pic.twitter.com/Njh9C7NXO7
— Dinkle Popli (@PopliDinkle) July 26, 2022
Neeraj Chopra is out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games due to the injury he picked up during the World Athletics Championships. Chopra picked up a groin injury during his historic silver medal win at the Worlds on Sunday and has been advised a month's rest.
— Sanjay Kishore (@saintkishore) July 26, 2022
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) July 26, 2022
🚨 JUST IN: Olympic champion and defending Commonwealth Games gold medallist Neeraj Chopra to skip Birmingham 2022 due to fitness concerns, say IOA.https://t.co/IBcsYu6wnX
— The Field (@thefield_in) July 26, 2022
It’s a shame, Neeraj Chopra won’t be able to play in Birmingham for #CommonwealthGames2022 as he picked up an injury during his #WorldAthleticsChampionships.
That’s a medal lost for India but Wish him a speedy recovery, he’ll bounce back hard 💪🏻
— Shrutika // Unreliable Car Season (@Shrustappen33) July 26, 2022
Huge news coming in ahead of #CWG2022
No Neeraj Chopra in the games.
He's recovering from an injury he picked up at the WAC. Massive jolt to the Indian contingent.
— Prasen Moudgal (@Prasen_m4299) July 26, 2022