Indian javelin star Neeraj Chopra has been
ruled out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
He hasn’t achieved full fitness after getting
injured in the World Athletic Championship
Chopra suffered a groin injury during the
final. The Indian athlete underwent an MRI
scan thereafter. He has been advised one-
month rest by the doctors.
Last week, Chopra clinched the silver medal at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene (men's javelin throw final). He finished second with a best throw of 88.13m.
Chopra, the Tokyo Games gold-medalist, was picked as India's flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.
Earlier this month, Chopra broke his national record at the Stockholm Diamond League
with a throw of 89.94m.
In 2021, Chopra became the second Indian
to clinch an individual Olympic gold (Tokyo
Games) after former shooter Abhinav Bindra.