Injured shuttler Parupalli Kashyap may be out of action for next two months

Paris: Commonwealth Games Champion Parupalli Kashyap suffered a ‘torn calf muscle’ injury during his second round match against England’s Rajiv Ouseph at the French Super Series and he might be out of action for next two months.

“I injured myself during the third game of the round of 16. Initial diagnosis by the physio suggests a torn calf muscle. However, I will need to wait for a detailed scan once I’m back home,” Kashyap wrote on his facebook page.

“I might be out of the game for the next 2 months. It’s going to be extremely difficult to stay out of the game. Will need to use this time productively to help further improve my game,” he added.

Kashyap yesterday bowed out of the men’s singles event of French Open after he was forced to concede the match in the decider following the injury.

Eighth seed Kashyap lost the opening game but came back strongly in the second only to be retired at 2-4 in the third game at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin.