PV Sindhu ‘hopeful’ to play on World Tour, talks about mental health


New Delhi: India’s shuttler PV Sindhu is recovering from injury and is hopeful of playing in the upcoming World Tour finals.

Earlier, during the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Sindhu had suffered a stress fracture which forced her to miss the World Championships, but she has shared an update that she could feature in the upcoming World Tour Finals.

While chatting to PTI, Sindhu said, “To take it (rest) positively, I think this is the only time I would have a break because next year will be hectic with tournaments lined up one after the other.”

“But on the negative side, I would say it’s a shame that I’m taking a break. But it’s important because you have to take care of your body and make sure you’re fully fit and well, you’re going to have to maintain yourself to face this level of play.

Sindhu will miss two BWF tournaments

The Olympic medalist confirmed that she will not play Denmark Open (October 18-23) and French Open (October 25-30), but will try to play in December. The World Tour Finals will begin from December 14-18 in China.

“It’s important to recover early and approach it in a way that you are, stronger than ever. It’s getting better and hopefully it starts in December. Yeah, definitely. I won’t be playing in Denmark and Paris. But hopefully, I mean, if I’m there, definitely yes…”

PV Sindhu talks about mental health

While at a panel discussion for ‘Combating Mental Health Gaps by Making Support Accessible’, Sindhu shared her views on mental health. She said: “Everybody feels it, there are phases where, you know, you play matches and you lose and you feel sad about it and you don’t know what to do.”

“Sometimes it’s okay to feel upset, it’s okay to feel down. I mean, not many people step back and think there’s something wrong. But there’s nothing wrong.

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