For Neeraj, it’s necessary to provide his “tired” physique ample relaxation and restoration interval for the robust challenges forward subsequent 12 months. The present season — throughout which he gained the historic silver medal on the World Championships in Eugene and the distinguished Diamond League Trophy on late Thursday — has been hectic..
“As per my schedule planned at the start of the year, this was supposed to be my last event of the season. I would have participated at the Asian Games around this time but that was postponed. We already knew about it, so my season ended with the Zurich event. The dates for the National Games were announced recently. I have consulted with my coach (Dr Klaus Bartonietz) and he advised me to rest and prepare for the crucial season next year, which includes the World Championships and Asian Games”, Neeraj stated.
“I’ve simply recovered from a groin damage. If I prepare and compete, it might turn out to be dangerous. My uncle and associates have travelled from India and are right here in Zurich. So, I might be vacationing with them for one or two weeks earlier than returning to India. After that, I’ll come again dwelling to start my rehabilitation programme,” Neeraj stated.