Neeraj Chopra pulled out of the FBK Games after suffering a muscle strain

Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra at the Doha Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. File | Photo Credit: ANI

Reigning Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra said on Monday that he suffered a muscle strain and will pull out of next month’s FBK Games as a precaution.

“Recently, I had a muscle strain during my training. Following a medical examination, me and my team decided to avoid any risks that could aggravate the injury,” wrote the world No. 1 on Twitter.

“Unfortunately, it means that I have to withdraw from the FBK Games, in Hengelo. Wishing the organizers and the tournament all the success.” A World Athletics Continental Tour Gold level event, the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo in the Netherlands is scheduled for June 4.

The 25-year-old, who enjoyed a perfect start to the season by winning the Doha Diamond League on May 5 with a throw of 88.67m, is likely to return to action at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland, on June 13.

“Injuries are part of the journey, but it’s not easy. I’m on the road to recovery, and aim to be back on track by June,” added Neeraj.

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