New Delhi, Oct. 10 -- Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will return after months out of action following elbow surgery. The 2016 world junior champion and the national record holder confirmed he will take part in the 59th National Open Athletics Championships starting in Ranchi's Birsa Munda Stadium on Thursday.

Chopra, one of India's few world-class athletes, was expected to shine in the recent World Athletics Championships in Doha, but injury sidelined him for almost the entire 2019 season. The Ranchi meet comes at the fag end of the season and will help Chopra ease back into competition.

"l'm going to Ranchi as I have got the green signal from the doctor to compete," he said over phone from Patiala, where he has resumed training at th...