Mary Kom suffered an ACL injury and advised reconstructive surgery

So far, the Olympic bronze medalist has been advised “ice application and knee support” and has also been prescribed medication including painkillers.

Nitu won Saturday’s final in the category and will now represent India at the 2022 Commonwealth Games later this summer. It also means Mary will miss the showpiece event where she became India’s first female boxer to win a gold medal last time out in 2018.

On Thursday, Mary Kom fell in the very first round of the CWG Qualifying bout. She tried to continue after receiving medical assistance, but after a few punches she struggled to keep her balance as she grabbed her left knee and appeared to be in severe pain.

The Manipuri had to be carried out of the ring, with Nitu being announced the winner via RSCI (Referee Stops Contest due to injury). The London Olympics bronze medalist, whose left knee was heavily bandaged after the fall, was later taken to hospital for scans.

The multiple-time Asian gold medalist had last competed at the Tokyo Olympics, where she reached the preliminary quarters before retiring with a hard-fought loss.

Mary Kom, India’s most decorated boxer, had decided to ditch the World Championships, which ended last month, and the now-postponed Asian Games to focus on the CWG, to be held in Birmingham next month. next.

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