Usain Bolt, shown here in Beijing, will be taking a week off from training, due to his surgery on Bolt’s left foot to remove embedded thorns which he walked on after the accident. Photo by Photorun.net.
Minor operation for Bolt
KINGSTON (JAM): Insidethegames.com reports that triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt underwent a minor operation to his left foot after being involved in a car crash, his manager confirmed. The 22-year-old Jamaican was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital where an operation on his foot was performed to remove embedded thorns upon which the World’s Fastest Man stepped after the accident on Wednesday. Ricky Simms, Bolt’s London-based agent, said: “We are pleased to report that Usain Bolt is fine after his accident. He has been released from hospital and will have a few days rest as advised by the Jamaican Amateur Athletics Association’s doctor. The main injuries were to his left foot when he stepped on some thorns when getting out of the car.” Bolt will be sidelined for at least a week before he is re-evaluated and Bolt coach Glen Mills wanted him not to compete this weekend protectively. Bolt, who will not train for the next week, has his next scheduled race at the Manchester City Games on May 17.
Special thanks to Alfons Juck, EME News.
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