Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia on Monday said he may seek re-trials in his category close to the World Championship if he recovers from his injury and also revealed that he had hurt not only his knee but also pulled his hamstring before the Tokyo Olympics.
Bajrang returned with a bronze medal from Tokyo after going all out in the third-fourth place play-off against Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov, taking the mat for that bout without taping his knee.
“15 days after I suffered that knee injury, I had pulled my left hamstring also but I did not want to cause a panic, so kept quiet and decided to fight with the injury,” said Bajrang, who competes in the men’s freestyle 65kg category, revealing a second injury he carried into the Games.
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“My rehabilitation process is on right track and it looks like I…