Neeraj Chopra had complained of discomfort in his groin after the 88.13m throw that earned him the silver medal in the men’s javelin final on Sunday.
IOA Secretary General Rajiv Mehta said the reigning Olympic champion has been advised to rest for one month.
“Team India javelin thrower Mr Neeraj Chopra had called me earlier today from the US to convey his inability to take part in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games owing to fitness concerns,” Rajiv Mehta said.
“Following his participation in the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Mr Chopra had had an MRI scan done on Monday and, based on it, he has been advised a month’s rest by his medical team,” Rajiv Mehta added.
“We have a meeting later in the day to decide the new flag-bearer,” India team’s chef de mission Rajesh Bhandari told PTI.
Neeraj Chopra, who won India’s first-ever silver medal in the World Athletics Championships. As a result of his injury, he has been ruled out of the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.