It was a heartbreaking sight at the Rio Olympics for Indians as wrestler Vinesh Phogat lay on the floor crying in pain and unable to stand half-way into the first period of her 48kg quarterfinal fight against China’s Sun Yanan.

After being stretchered off, an MRI scan revealed that she has suffered a ligament tear and would take at least a week to recover, India’s chef de mission Rakesh Gupta said.

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“She does not have a bone injury. Only ligament tear in right knee. She has to take support. But there’s no dislocation. Hopefully she will recover in one week,” Gupta said. “But she will take about two-three days’ to walk properly. She will take the help of a support.” 

This unexpected turn of events came as huge blow to the 21-year-old, who was touted as a medal prospect for India. 

Phogat took to Twitter to express her agony : 

Support poured in from all quarters, with people telling her to get well soon and commending her performance at the Rio Olympics. 

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