Saina Nehwal undergoes right-knee surgery in Mumbai hospital

Saina Nehwal undergoes right-knee surgery in Mumbai hospital

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Former World No.1 shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday morning underwent right-knee surgery at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH) here.

“After the surgery,” Saina, 26, tweeted and posted a rosy, cheerful smiley, indicating her present condition, though she earlier said she was a little scared and could not sleep most of the previous night.

She even posted a picture of her bandaged right leg resting on the hospital bed for her fans and admirers.

After the surgery, Saina is likely to remain off the courts for at least four months.

A team of doctors led by Dinshaw Pardiwala performed the surgery for correcting the “right knee infrapatellar spur displaced fracture with patellar tendon impingement”.

Earlier on Saturday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted to Saina: “Every Indian prays for your speedy recovery.” She responded: “Thank u so much Sushma ma’am.”

B-Town wishes Saina speedy recovery

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Hindi film fraternity members have wished London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal speedy recovery after the 26-year-old underwent surgery for her troublesome right knee on Saturday.

Saina, who bowed out of the Rio Olympics after the first round, has been battling a knee problem. She was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad on Thursday and later shifted to a hospital here.

While megastar Amitabh Bachchan prayed for “success of the surgery”, filmmaker Karan Johar cheered Saina as a “figher”.

Here’s what the celebrities had to say:

Amitabh Bachchan: We pray for the success of the surgery tomorrow. All shall be well. God is Great!

Karan Johar: Stay strong and Godspeed! You are a fighter and a solid talent! Sending you lots of love and healing.

Riteish Deshmukh: Best wishes and speedy recovery.

Sonakshi Sinha: Get well soon champ!

Atul Kasbekar: Good luck Saina and get well, see you faster fitter and stronger on the court soon.

Dia Mirza: You will be fighting fight soon champ. Our love and prayers are with you.

Suniel Shetty: My prayers with you champion! Get well soon and set the court on fire.

Sunil Grover: Wish you a quick recovery champion!! You are my favourite. May you be back with a bang soon.

Shubha Mudgal : Join all your fans in praying for your speedy recovery. Take care.

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