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Dipa Karamakar to miss Asian Championships following knee surgery

Dipa Karamakar to miss Asian Championships following knee surgery
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 31: Bronze medallist Dipa Karmakar of India poses during the medal ceremony for the Women's Vault Final during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

New Delhi [India], Apr.04 (ANI): Indian trailblazing gymnast Dipa Karmakar is all set to miss the Asian Championships next month after undergoing surgery on a knee injury.

Confirming the news on Twitter, Karmakar revealed that she recently underwent an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery after injuring herself during a national camp at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in the national capital.

“Hi everyone, there is an update. I recently got injured during practice and underwent an ACL surgery. Rehab has started and I will be back soon,” Karmakar tweeted.

Hi everyone, ek update hai. Mujhe recently practice mein injury hua aur ACL ka surgery hua hai. Rehab shuru hai, jaldi wapis aaungi! :)) pic.twitter.com/wr3pRtOzAr

— Dipa Karmakar (@DipaKarmakar) April 4, 2017
The 23-year-old, hailing from Agartala, missed the bronze medal by 0.150 points as American gymnast Simone Biles won her third gold medal at the Rio Olympics.
Karmakar had created history when she became the first Indian gymnast to enter the final on her debut at the quadrennial multi-discipline games after finishing eighth in the qualifying round.

She had initially come to spotlight after winning a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, thus becoming the first Indian female gymnast to achieve the feat.

The 7th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships is slated to be held between May 18 to May 21 in Bangkok, Thailand. (ANI)