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Wrestler Bajrang Punia to skip National Games due to head injury

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Bajrang, who became the first-ever Indian wrestler with two or more medals at the World Championships, had originally planned to compete for his home state of Haryana in the men’s freestyle 65kg category.

But he withdrew due to a deep cut on his skull, which he sustained during his pre-quarterfinal bout against Cuban Alejandro Valdes Tobier.

The injury has left Bajrang with five stitches and it will take about 10 days for the cut to heal up. “I won’t be competing at the Games because of my head injury.

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