Saina Nehwal suffered an injury while playing her match as the first singles in the Uber Cup group stage tie between India and Spain.

Saina retired from the match after losing the first game 20-22 against Clara Azurmendi (ESP).

As reported on the Olympics site, Nehwal said, “There was a certain catch in my groin. I was surprised at how it happened. I was trying to get back my rhythm and I couldn’t get it and I had to give it up because it was hurting when I was taking long lunges.”

Her participation in the rest of the Uber Cup is uncertain at the moment.

“I think let us see the next three, four days, how it is. There are two more matches, so I just want to see how it goes. I don’t want to take any sudden decision at the moment because my body feels good but this groin issue has to go,” she added.

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