New Delhi: Asian Games silver-medallist boxer Dinesh Kumar was today ruled out of the Commonwealth Games after suffering injuries in a road accident near Patiala.
Dinesh, who was picked in the 91kg category, is currently admitted in hospital and is expected to take at least a couple of months to recover from his injuries. "Dinesh is ruled out of the Commonwealth Games.
He will take not less than two months to even return to the ring," a source told PTI from Patiala. "Nothing has been decided on his replacement as yet. A decision on that would be taken later," he added. Dinesh suffered the accident on Sunday when the vehicle he was travelling in collided with a truck near Samana.
After the accident the boxer was admitted to a private hospital in Patiala. Dinesh was returning to Patiala from his residence in Bhiwani in Haryana to attend the national camp at the NIS here. This is not the first time that the boxer has been injured in a mishap.
In 2011, he had suffered career-threatening injuries when he was attacked inside the NIS by unknown assailants. He had won silver medal in the 81kg division in the 2019 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.