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Saina returns to training after knee surgery

October 19, 2016 10:42 IST

Saina Nehwal

India badminton player Saina Nehwal thanked her team of physios as she returned to the court for a training session on Tuesday.

Saina underwent a two-month rehabilitation following a knee operation just after her ouster from the Rio Olympics in August.

In a video posted on her Twitter handle, Saina is seen at practice session.

“First session after the knee surgery and rehab. Feels good to b back. All thanks to my Physios Heath Matthews, Arvind nigam,@chandan257 (Chandan Poddar),” Saina wrote on the micro-blogging website.

The former world number one failed to progress to the knock-out stage at the Rio Olympics and returned to India with unbearable pain in her right knee.

She underwent surgery last month for a broken bone below the kneecap at the KokilabenDhirubhaiAmbaniHospital in Mumbai.

Image: India's Saina Nehwal returns a shot

Photograph: Darren Whiteside/Reuters

Rediff Sports Desk