South Asian Games: Dipika Pallikal pulls out of individual event

Guwahati: On the eve of the squash competition in the South Asian Games here, India¿s leading player Dipika Pallikal has withdrawn from the individual event citing a shoulder injury.

Dipika Pallikal
Dipika Pallikal

In her message to National Coach Cyrus Poncha, world no.17 Dipika said she developed a "sharp pain" in her shoulder
while playing the quarterfinal in the Cleveland Classic held in Ohio on Sunday.

Dipika said the pain had intensified on the day after the match and that it had not subsided.

"She was scheduled to take medical advice in this matter but decided to proceed to Guwahati and play the team event,"
said SRFI in a statement.

The team events start on February 8.

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