Sensational Indian gymnast Deepa Karmakar who created history in last years' Rio Olympics by producing the best-ever performance by an Indian, has undergone a knee surgery. Due to the surgery, she ruled out of the Asian championship to be held next month.
Karmakar underwent an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)surgery in Mumbai and will not participate in the Thailand meet scheduled from May 18.
"Hi everyone, there is an update. I recently got injured during practice and underwent an ACL surgery. Rehabilitation has started and I will be back soon," Karmakar posted on her social media account.
The 23-year-old is reportedly being attended to renowned Dr Anant Joshi, who has treated Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar in the past.
Karmakar shot to fame by becoming the first woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics. She finished fourth inher pet event of vault at the Rio Games.
She had first come into the spotlight after winning abronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,becoming the first Indian female gymnast to do so.