Published:  02:03 AM, 05 December 2019

Karate gold-medalist Priya out of danger

Karate gold-medalist Priya out of danger

Bangladesh woman's gold medalist karateka Marzan Akter Priya has been hospitalized on Wednesday after being injured during the team karate event final against Sri Lanka in the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) in Nepal.

She is out of danger now and released from hospital after treatment, confirmed Karate Federation team manager Kyaws Shwe Hla. Priya suffered injury after being hit below to her ear while playing against Sri Lankan opponent yesterday. She was brought out from the meet immediately and taken to Blu Cross Hospital by ambulance.

The medical in-charge of the emergency Dr. Prajwal Man Shreshtha said: "We are investigating her and provided some pain killers because the patient told she is feeling pain on her head neck. She seems ok now, but we called a neurologist for further investigation."

Karate Federation manager said: "She has taken to the hospital and she is all right now. We have lost a gold medal for her injury." Neurosurgeon Abhishek Chaturbedi said: "Priya's CT scan report is normal. We have provided her some medicine. She will need to take rest at least 7 to 8 days and eat the medicines. We advised her not to play but she can board a flight and return home."

Women's kumite team comprising Mounjera Borna, Marzan Akter Priya, Humaira Akter Antara and Naima Khatun however managed to beat Sri Lanka by 2-1 but lost to Pakistan by the same margin without injured Priya. Earlier, on Tuesday, Priya won one of the three gold medals in karate for Bangladesh.

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