Andre De Grasse tears hamstring, out of London 2017


In his statement via twitter and instagram, Andre De Grasse has been injured and is out of London 2017. The rumor began early in morning, and by late evening, on August 2, Jamaican journalist Andre Lowe broke the story, as he confirmed Andre De Grasse's injury with manager Paul Doyle.

So unfortunate to see this young mans quest at the #worldchampionship end this way. All of #Canada #salute you @de6rasse #GetWellSoon 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 #Canadianpride #trackandfield ... BREAKING NEWS: From the facebook page of #AndreDeGrasse ... To my fans and my supporters; Earlier this week in practice, I suffered a hamstring tear that has forced me to withdraw from the World Championships. Injuries are a part of the sport, and the timing of this one is especially unfortunate. While I'm in the best shape of my life and extremely disappointed that I will not have the chance to compete for my country in London, I can't forget or be ungrateful for the successes that I've been blessed with up to this point in my career. Thank you to my family, friends and fans that have supported me all the way..... I'll be back stronger and faster than ever. But for now, #Canada 🇨🇦 still has a very strong team at the World Championships. They are preparing to take on the world, and the focus should be on them.

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This, of course, very much affects both the 100 meters and 200 meters for men. De Grasse, the three time Rio medalist, was one of Usain Bolt's prime competitors in the 100 meters, and the 200 meter potential battle between Andre De Grasse and Wayde Van Niekerk was being looked at, with relish, by man of the sport's fans.

Andre De Grasse showed class in his statement, noted on the Instagram photo shown above. We wish De Grasse a speedy recovery from his hamstring injury. As Andre De Grasse noted, this injury is part of the sport, and he will overcome the challenge. De Grasse also asked his fans to support his fellow team mates on the Canadian team.

RunBlogRun wishes him the very best.

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