Vikas Krishna undergoes shoulder surgery after heart failure in Olympics, resolves to come back strong Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

New Delhi: Indian boxer Vikas Krishan, whose Olympic campaign came to an abrupt end when he suffered an early-round loss due to a dislocated right shoulder, has undergone a surgery to repair the injury that would keep him out of action for the next three months.
The 29-year-old, who was competing in his third Olympics in Tokyo, was dropped early after “fighting with one hand” in his opening clash against Japan’s Sewon Okazawa.
The surgery on his dislocated shoulder was performed at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital by renowned surgeon Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, who operated and repaired the career-threatening shoulder injury of Olympic gold winner Neeraj Chopra in 2019.
Pardiwala has also operated on top cricketers like Jasprit Bumrah. Shreyas Iyer Star shuttler Saina Nehwal and others.
Pardiwala has assured me, I will be back in three months. My shoulder was shaken and a vital muscle, called the subscapularis muscle, and a ligament had torn, the decorated boxer told PTI after his surgery. Thursday.
The subscapularis muscle is important for range of motion and strength in the shoulder.
Vikas suffered an injury during a training trip to Italy before the Olympics. Unaware of the severity of the damage, he competed in the Olympics after taking pain-relieving injections.
Pardiwala said pain relievers will never be enough, given the scale of the injury.
“He had the courage to go ahead and fight. But I think that’s what top athletes do, they take the pain away,” Pardiwala told PTI.
“He told me he experienced a dead arm during combat. It would take three weeks for healing to complete and three months for rehab before fighting again,” he said.
Vikas was one of the strongest bets for a medal at the Games, but an injury dashed his hopes in the very first bout.
“He probably thought it was just pain and he could move on. It’s common for athletes to feel that. But the injury was pretty serious. Although, we’ve fixed everything now, it was a two-hour surgery, Dr Pardiwala said.
After its defeat in Tokyo, India’s Director of High Performance Santiago Nieva also said that the East Asian Games and Commonwealth Games The medalist fought with one hand due to an injury.
Vikas dislocated his shoulder during the bout and could not move his right arm completely, leading to a defeat.
“I believe that whatever bad could have happened to me has happened and I will come out of it stronger and better. I am not going to give up,” he said.
Five players from the Indian men’s boxing contingent had a disappointing performance as only Satish Kumar (+91kg) could register a win in the Games. He was eliminated in the quarter finals.


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