Indian Badminton League: Jwala Gutta still injured but hopes to play vs Awadhe Warriors

Jwala said playing mixed doubles with foreign teammates was not difficult even if if their styles are different.

updated: August 21, 2013 11:59 IST
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Mumbai: Delhi Smashers' icon player Jwala Gutta, who missed her team's Indian Badminton League tie against Mumbai Masters, is yet to recover from a shoulder injury but the ace doubles shuttler is hopeful of playing against Awadhe Warriors on Thursday.

"My shoulder is much better than what it was in Lucknow. It is still not 100 per cent healed. My physio suggested that I rest (against Mumbai) also. There is a little pain, there is little soreness but it's better," Jwala told reporters last night after Mumbai Masters thrashed Delhi Smashers 4-1.

"But I am hopeful of playing the next match. I wanted to play today (against Mumbai). The stadium was fantastic. The atmosphere here is amazing. A lot of my friends were here. I wanted to play really but sometimes you can't help it," she said.

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