Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has successfully undergone surgery following his elbow injury raising doubts over his participation in the IAAF World Championships to be held in Doha in September.

The 21-year-old wrote on his Twitter handle: “Undergone elbow surgery in Mumbai by Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala. Will require some months of rehabilitation before I can start back with throwing. Hoping to return stronger. Every setback is a setup for a comeback. God wants to bring you out better than you were before.”

He developed pain in his elbow while practicing at NIS Patiala earlier in April and he had to skip the 21-24 April Asian Championship. He was operated by the celebrated orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala at the Kokilaben hospital.

The duration of his rest and rehabilitation is not yet known but his chances of being fit for the World Championship  is a matter of speculation at this point.

The World No 5 in his discipline was the best hope for a medal but his coach Bahadur Singh has already urged him not to rush back keeping next year’s Olympics in mind.