According to Spanish sports media Marca, the Rio 2016 Games champion felt a little discomfort in her knee during training.
Tokyo Olympics Update: Champion shuttler Carolina Marin suffered knee injury during training. This injury is a setback for her goal of winning a medal at the Tokyo Games. According to Spanish sports media Marca, the Rio 2016 Games champion felt a little discomfort in her knee during training.
According to the report, the doctors ran a few tests on Marin. They came to the conclusion that the shuttler suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury on her left knee.
Marin remained positive and said in a statement that she was “in the best hands”.
“Today I suffered some discomfort during training that caused me to stop training,” she said in a statement.
“After the first tests (we had) done. The doctors have realised that it is the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee that is affected.
“Soon I will be able to give you more information. I am in the best hands, always. Whatever happens, #PuedoPorquePiensoQuePuedo (#ICanBecauseIThinkICan).”
Marin had earlier suffered an ACL injury on her right knee in January 2019. The injury kept her out of the courts until September of that year.
Marin had ruptured the ACL in her right knee during the Indonesian Masters Finals on January 27, 2019. She was out of the competition for more than seven months. Marin’s comeback story dated September 2019.
And she soon regained her top form. She won the China Open, Indian International, and Italian Open. She also reached the semi-finals at the Malaysian Masters, played the final in Indonesia.
After a relatively quiet 2020, Marin reached five finals in five tournaments and won four titles in 2021. But she pulled out of the All England Championships as she didn’t want to risk injury.