Africa’s best-ranked player Aruna Quadri will be out of action for three weeks after suffering a recurrence of the thigh injury he sustained on the eve of the just concluded African Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tunis last weekend.
The 31-year-old had initially been nursing that thigh injury before the tournament began in Tunis. However, it was aggravated at the competition, and further tests in Lisbon have revealed that the Ibadan-born star suffered another hamstring injury in the North African nation.
Quadri, 18th-best ranked player in the world, is optimistic of his timely return to action for Sporting ahead of their ETTU Cup semifinal clash against Club Villeneuvo of France early next month.
“The three weeks will help me to recover and I hope to be back for Sporting in the semifinal of the ETTU Cup early next month. Thank you and I will continue to make you proud and always give my 100 per cent every time,” Quadri said.
It will be recalled that Quadri withdrew from his final match against Adam Hmam to hand the Tunisian the final ticket to Tokyo on a silver platter in the qualifying tournament in Tunisia.
Meanwhile, the 2019 African Games silver medalist has now been forced to withdraw from the ongoing ITTF World Tour tagged Qatar Open holding in Doha.