Sushil Kumar: Sushil Kumar pulls out of wrestling trials citing minor hand fracture | More sports News

NEW DELHI: One of India’s most decorated wrestlers Sushil Kumar has pulled out of the selection trials citing an injury on his hand.

“I am not participating in trials as I have sustained a minor fracture on my hand. I enjoy sports and only take part in any competition when I’m fully fit,” Sushil said.

The two-times Olympic medalist wrestler also submitted his medical certificate to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) stating his unavailability for the trials.

“I have sent a medical certificate to the federation and they will look at it and discuss that in the coming days. I will abide by the decision of the federation,” Sushil said.

The WFI sources said that the committee will sit on Thursday to look into Sushil’s matter and take a decision.

“The committee will sit today and take a call on Sushil Kumar,” a WFI source said.

The wrestling trials for selecting the India’s senior freestyle and Greco Roman teams will commence from Friday at the KD Jadhav Wrestling Indoor Stadium.

The winners of the trials will make the Indian squad for two tournaments and year’s first ranking series in Rome from January 25 to 28.

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