Commonwealth Games silver medallist and India’s No. 2 compound archer Chittibomma Jignas will be out of action for at least one month as he fractured his hand at the on-going national ranking archery championship at Tata Academy in Jamshedpur, according to information received in Vijayawada on Sunday.
Jignas, on Saturday, tripped over a rope and fell on the ground impacting the left hand that holds the bow. The nineteen-year-old fractured his bones between the arm and wrist and he was rushed to the army hospital at Pune after initial treatment at a Jamshedpur hospital. Jignas finished second in the qualifying rounds when the incident happened.
The Vijayawada-based archer who represents Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) is likely to miss the forthcoming World Cup Stage (1) tourney at China and also a couple of domestic events.
The event is being held to pick teams in both recurve and compound segments so as to represent India in the international tournaments in the next three months.