Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap is set to be sidelined for the next two months after he suffered a torn calf muscle during the French Open this week.
Kashyap sustained the injury during his second round match against Rajiv Ouseph. The Englishman won the first game 21-11, but Kashyap battled back by winning the second game 21-13. In the decider, Ouseph was leading 4-2 before Kashyap was forced to retire.
The world number 10 will now return home and undergo a detailed scan to get a more accurate timeline on how long he will be out of action for.
"I injured myself during the third game of the round of 16," Kashyap wrote on his Facebook page. "Initial diagnosis by the physio suggests a torn calf muscle. However, I will need to wait for a detailed scan once I'm back home.
"I might be out of the game for the next 2 months. It's going to be extremely difficult to stay out of the game. Will need to use this time productively to help further improve my game."