Saina undergoes knee surgery, likely to be out for 4 months

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Injured Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal underwent a right-knee surgery at a hospital in Mumbai on Saturday. She later revealed that she had an inflammation on her right knee.

She was operated upon by Dinshaw Pardiwala, head, Centre for Sports Medicine and Director, Arthroscopy and Shoulder Service, Narain said. "This displaced fragment is causing her impingement and pain", Dr Pardiwala told TOI. She will undergo a minimal access corrective surgery-lasting around 90 minutes-at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri (west) on Saturday. She played two matches at the Olympics with a heavily-strapped right knee. Saina had to be administered a dexamethasone injection after the opening round match to curb the pain, but it didn't have desired results.

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On a day shuttler P Sindhu won an Olympic silver for India, her team member and former world No. 1 Saina Nehwal flew to Mumbai for a knee surgery. "I will be able to talk about it tomorrow, not today". Saina's father informed that He said doctors who performed the procedure, have advised her rest for three to four months. "She will need four months to return to badminton", he said.

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