SAI engaged on protocol for recovered athletes

Vinayak Padmadeo

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 14

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is devising plans to handle coaching workload of athletes who’ve examined optimistic for Covid-19.

A workforce of medical doctors, physiologists and sports activities science specialists is within the means of drawing up a post-recovery plan for the athletes.

A lot of high-profile Indian athletes — together with nationwide hockey captain Manpreet Singh and wrestler Vinesh Phogat — have contracted the virus within the final two months. Indian hockey participant Surender Kumar needed to be readmitted to hospital in Bengaluru after Covid resulting from thrombosis, or swelling, in his proper hand. While he has been discharged from hospital after recovering, his workload is being monitored and he has been given a lighter coaching plan than his teammates.

“We are developing a protocol for the athletes who have been detected Covid-positive and have later recovered,” a supply near the event mentioned.

“I am given to understand that it will be on a case-to-case basis, depending on the virus load and other factors. A report on this is due,” he mentioned.

After the report is acquired, SAI will transient athletes on the best way to begin coaching after recovering.

No coaching for

recovered wrestlers

Meanwhile, SAI won’t permit the wrestlers who’ve recovered from Covid-19 to start out coaching at its premises in Sonepat, the place the nationwide camp is being held.

Four wrestlers — Deepak Punia, Rahul Aware, Navin and Krishan — had examined Covid-positive and have recovered. Deepak, Navin and Krishan have been discharged from hospital and have returned dwelling, whereas Rahul can be discharged tomorrow.

The Wrestling Federation of India is of the opinion the 4 can return to coaching after present process dwelling quarantine. They have solely named replacements for individuals who didn’t report for the camp, which began from September 1.

“Only Rahul Aware will be allowed to return as he cannot travel to Pune due to the Covid protocol. Others will not be allowed to join back at least till the time we work out the protocol for recovered athletes,” a supply mentioned.

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