Anurag Kashyap’s post on dealing with a fatal ligament injury is inspiring

Anurag Kashyap recently took to Instagram to share his journey to recovery after suffering from ACL or Anterior Cruciate Ligament. The ace director’s moving story of how he recovered from the broken ligament with the help of exercise and swimming is all the motivation you need to start your fitness journey.

fitness Updated: Jul 26, 2018 14:53 IST
Meenakshi Iyer
Meenakshi Iyer
Hindustan Times
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Director Anurag Kashyap shares a motivating story about his recovery from a ligament injury with his followers on Instagram.(

Anurag Kashyap broke his Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL in 2012 while trying to do a simple routine of Tabata. Doctors advised him to either get an operation done or repair it with exercise, swimming and weight loss. He says, “I used to be 108 kilos. I couldn’t walk. Couldn’t lift my right leg. Dr Kohli told me surgery can make you walk but there is a harder way. I chose the harder way.”

Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury is common among sportsmen and athletes who participate in soccer, football and basketball. The injury could be in the form of a tear or stretched ligament.

The Dev D and Gangs Of Wasseypur director started with light exercises and started swimming. Today, Kashyap managed to swim 90 minutes as is an advance driver with over 75 dives under his belt. And he ran 4kms after all these years.

Kashyap also thanked his team of doctors and fitness trainers for helping him achieve this feat. He chose the harder way to recovery, and emerged victorious.

He further adds, “There is nothing that can not (sic) be done. We just have to be at it and do it ourselves. And I share this for those who complain and blame their misfortune on others and use it as an excuse. Everything we want, we owe it to ourselves.”

Read his heartwarming and motivating post here

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First Published: Jul 26, 2018 14:52 IST