World championship bronze medallist B. Sai Praneeth has pulled out of the Thomas and Uber Cup badminton championship to be held in Denmark from October 3 to 11.

The World No. 13 cited discomfort in the right knee as the reason for his withdrawal.

“I got some pain when I resumed training last month. Took a break for a few days and then started again only to see the pain recur,” Sai informed.

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“So, when the pain is off and on, I consulted a doctor who conducted an MRI and suggested that I focus on strengthening my muscles before going all out,” he said.

“It is certainly not an injury but I didn’t want to aggravate it on the Denmark trip. It needs some attention and break before resuming the competitive circuit,” Sai said.

“May be, after a few days, I will start training again but the goal is to be completely fit for the…

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