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All England Open: Big injury scare for Lakshya Sen, doubtful for All England Open- Follow LIVE updates

All England Open: Big injury scare for Lakshya Sen, doubtful for All England Open- Follow LIVE updates

All England Open: Big injury scare for India’s Lakshya Sen India’s Lakshya Sen faces a big injury scare ahead of the important All-England Championship that begins on 16th March, Wednesday. Lakshya Sen played the finals of the German Open 2022 against Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn and lost the game in straight sets 18-21 & 15-21. In the […]

All England Open: Big injury scare for India’s Lakshya Sen India’s Lakshya Sen faces a big injury scare ahead of the important All-England Championship that begins on 16th March, Wednesday. Lakshya Sen played the finals of the German Open 2022 against Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn and lost the game in straight sets 18-21 & 15-21. In the match, he was seen limping as he suffered an apparent leg injury. With the All-England Open starting in a couple of days, it remains to be seen whether Lakshya can participate in the tournament. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates. 

The Indian needed the doctor’s attention again as he fought his way back with four straight points but Vitidsarn managed to move to 19-15 and then took five match points before sealing the second game and the match in the first chance.

All England Open: Big injury scare for Lakshya Sen, doubtful for All England Open- Follow LIVE updates

German Open Badminton Final Highlights: Lakshya Sen loses FINAL to Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn after apparent injury scare

After defeating World No.1 Viktor Axelsen in the semi-final of the German Open, he was on course to win his final, but the injury played a massive role in his debacle in the summit clash. His leg was strapped and he was unable to move freely. His struggle began in the first set when the score was 18-20. He received medical attention and continued the game.

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All England Open: Big injury scare for Lakshya Sen, doubtful for All England Open- Follow LIVE updates

In the second set, when the scoreline was 13-18 he started limping. He managed to get a couple of points, but from then on it was one-way traffic as he was seen struggling with the injury and eventually lost the game.

World number 12 Sen came into the match with a 3-3 head-to-head record against Vitidsarn, ranked 20th, having beaten the Thai in their last meeting at Hylo Open last year.

Sen had won two Super 100 titles — Dutch Open and SaarLorLux Open — besides three international challenge titles at Belgium, Scotland and Bangladesh in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic came in the way of his progress.

Last year, the youngster made it to the semifinals at Hylo, reached the knockout stage at World Tour Finals on debut before sizzling at the World Championships with a bronze.

All England Open: Big injury scare for Lakshya Sen, doubtful for All England Open- Follow LIVE updates

In the All-England Open, he will kickstart the tournament by facing compatriot Sourabh Verma in the first round. He is in the draw that has third seed Anders Andersen and is likely to face him in the second round.

For more sports news and All England Open updates, follow us at InsideSport.IN

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