Boxer MC Mary Kom, a six-time world champion, underwent reconstructive surgery on her left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on Tuesday.
The veteran boxer injured her ACL during the opening minutes of her 48 kg match at the Commonwealth Games selection trials in June after twisting her knee.
The operation was performed in a hospital in Mumbai.
Mary Kom underwent surgery today in Mumbai for an ACL damage to her knee, according to Chhote Lal Yadav, Mary Kom’s coach, who spoke to PTI.
The 39-year-old was injured and missed the CWG, where she would have became the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal in 2018.
The multiple-time Asian Championship gold medalist had last competed in the pre-quarterfinals in the Tokyo Olympics.
Mary Kom, the most accomplished boxer from India, made the decision to focus on the CWG and forgo the World Championships (May 8–20).