'Yogeshwar recovering'

The doctor treating Yogeshwar Dutt’s recurring knee problem on Tuesday said that the Olympic medallist wrestler was recovering from his injury and the timing of his return to action would be decided later in the month.

The 30-year-old wrestler, who suffered a MCL (medial collateral ligament) tear in his right knee in July, was forced out of the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary but would be flying off to join the team for a coaching camp ahead of the marquee event from September 16-22.

“Yogeshwar’s right knee has suffered an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL tear before and were operated. He recently suffered an MCL tear again. We were contemplating a surgery for it. But last week, we found that the injury has considerably healed so we decided against it,” said Dinshaw Pardiwala, who is the head of Centre for Sports Medicine at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital.

“When he visited here in July after aggravating the injury he was having pain on his knee. He was advised to continue with his strength training and not put any pressure on the strained knee,” Pardiwala said.

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