Neeraj Chopra Commonwealth

New Delhi, July 26: Javelin throw star Neeraj Chopra is all set to miss his title defense at Commonwealth Games 2022 due to an injury concern. Neeraj had won the gold at the 2018 CWG in Gold Coast and followed that up with a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

On Sunday, Neeraj Chopra won a silver medal in the men’s javelin at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, USA.

Chopra picked up a groin injury during his historic silver medal win at the Worlds on Sunday and has been advised a month’s rest.

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On Sunday, Neeraj let out a roar and showed a thumbs-up to the cameras after his fourth throw – the 88.13m one who put him in the medal places after an early stutter – but soon realized he had done some damage to his body in the process.

“I did feel a bit on my thigh after my fourth effort. I couldn’t put in that much effort and strapped my thigh. I will know by morning how it feels or if it’s something to worry about,” he said about his injury.