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Jwala-Diju withdraw from India Open

India's top mixed doubles badminton pair of Jwala Gutta and V Diju will not participate in the India Open Super Series as the latter will undergo a minor surgery on his back.

other Updated: Apr 20, 2011 00:01 IST

India's top mixed doubles badminton pair of Jwala Gutta and V Diju will not participate in the India Open Super Series as the latter will undergo a minor surgery on his back.

Diju, who has been suffering from a recurring back problem for the last one year, has finally decided to go for a minor key hole surgery to regain complete fitness and would miss the April 26-May 1 tournament in New Delhi.

"We won't be able to play in India Open as Diju has to undergo a minor surgery. He has been having problems with his back for quite sometime and we decided it is the right time to go for the operation. It is sad that we won't be able to play at home but his health is a priority," Jwala said. The duo had won the India Open, when it was a Grand Prix Gold event, last year in Chennai.

"Diju is very tall, and so playing badminton always puts pressure on the lower back. It plays on your mind when you are not completely fit so once the surgery is over, we will be back with a bang," she added.