Dipa Karmakar will not be able to participate in this year's Commonwealth Games, starting April 4 as she is yet to completely recover from a knee injury she suffered in 2017, according to the gymnast's coach Bishweshwar Nandi.
The gymnastics team for the Commonwealth Games will reportedly be confirmed by the end of this week. Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) general secretary Shantikumar Singh confirmed that the ongoing trials will be final and they will not hold anymore during training camp ahead of the Gold Coast Games, according to a Hindustan Times report.
Deepa suffered the knee injury while practicing for the trails of Asian Championships 2017 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. She immediately underwent the surgery for ACL injury, which is often dubbed as "career killer", in Mumbai in April.
Dipa had told reporters in December last year that she was not particular about rushing her comeback and participating in the upcoming Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
"I don't want to go there [Commonwealth Games] for sightseeing. I would want to go to give a good performance there," Dipa had said.
The nature of the injury, which she picked up during a training camp, has not allowed her to compete since the Rio Olympics.
She had scripted history at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, becoming the first Indian woman to win a medal in gymnastics in the mega-event.
Karmakar had also secured a bronze in the 2015 Asian Championships.