Award Winning Wrestler Hurt In Accident, To Be Out Of Action For 3 Months: Chandigarh

Editorials News | Feb-18-2019

Award Winning Wrestler Hurt In Accident, To Be Out Of Action For 3 Months: Chandigarh

Satyavan Singh, 36 BSF CONSTABLE might not be able to show his prowess in the ring in near future, he is a national-level award-winning wrestler. He has suffered backbone injuries and a hairline fracture on hips, making him immovable for 3 months.

Satyavan Singh on Sunday morning Singh along with 12 other BSF sportspersons was travelling on a mini-bus to take part in SBI green marathon, Chandigarh Club. He met with an accident at Sector 17, 12 others suffered minor injuries and they were discharged while he is still admitted to the male surgical ward of GMSH-16 and likely to be discharged after 5 days.

Satyavan Singh told Doctors has advised him to take complete rest for next three months and was told about the backbone injuries and a hairline fracture in both sides of hips. He was sitting in the backseat near a woman sportsperson when the bus lost control after being hit by a speeding car. The bus overturned and he fell on his back and could hardly move. He was rushed to the hospital on a stretcher while his other colleagues walked easily. He has been regularly participating in internal competitions of BSF.

Satyavan Singh, who won bronze medal in National Wrestling Competition in the category of 85kg in 2004, is a free-style national-level wrestler is a native of Purkhas village in Sonipat district. Apart from winning several medals, he has won a silver medal in All India Police Games-2015 held at Madhuban in Haryana; he joined BSF in sports quota in 2002.

Dr Satbir Singh, Senior Medical Officer told hairline fracture takes time to heal. Rajneesh Kalia Deputy Commandant, BSF, sports, said they have decided to give Satyavan Singh further treatment at BSF hospital in BSF Headquarters, Lakhnaur.

Dr Manjeet Singh, incharge of the hospital, is a specialist in orthopedics and recently returned after completing his course in sports injury from Germany. Satyavan Singh will not be able to get in the ring immediately. But he will fully recover within three months.

The car which hit was white Skoda and was found to be registered on the residential address of Sector 33. Sources said the accused driver was still absconding and a case was registered at Sector 3 police station.

By: Aishwarya Sharma