Carolina Marin pulls out of Tokyo Olympics because of knee damage

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Defending champion Carolina Marin on Tuesday pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics after struggling an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear in her left knee that may require a surgical procedure to heal.

The 27-year-old from Spain felt discomfort in her knee throughout coaching on Saturday and assessments revealed that it is an ACL damage.

“After the examination through the weekend and the medical session, I verify that I’ve torn the ACL and each meniscus on my left knee. I’ll bear surgical procedure this week and begin my restoration,” Marin tweeted. “That is one other blow that I’ve to deal, however I’ll definitely be again. The preparation over the past two months had turn into very tough for causes past the crew’s management, however we had been excited and knew that I might be in one of the best form for the Olympics. It will not be doable.”

The Olympic Video games are schedule to start on July 23.

Marin, a three-time World Champion, was a title favorite as she had been in red-hot type this 12 months, successful 4 of the 5 finals that she performed.

“I wish to thank everybody in your help and messages throughout lately. I do know that I’m in protected fingers and that I’ve lots of people by my aspect.”

Marin had earlier suffered an ACL damage on her proper knee in January 2019, which stored her out of the courts till September of that 12 months.

Marin had defeated India’s P V Sindhu within the finals to say the gold on the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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