Van Niekerk must postpone come back


VanNiekerk_WaydePC-Lausanne17.jpgWayde Van Niekerk, photo by

Van Niekerk must postpone come-back
PRETORIA (RSA): World and Olympic 400m champion Wade van Niekerk's training has been set back by up to six weeks due to a new injury. The South African, who made his comeback in February from his autumn 2017 knee injury but has raced only once, is still hopeful of being able to compete at the World Championships. "He had MRI scans which showed the ligaments and meniscus in his (right) knee were fine, but unfortunately he picked up a bone bruise, which has set him back five or six weeks," said his manager Peet van Zyl. Van Niekerk, who said he was pulling out of scheduled Diamond League appearances, said: "It's very disappointing as I probably pushed myself too hard but I'm now working towards the goal patiently and I will review my competition schedule with my team and, with my coach (Ans Botha) we will decide where and when to race."

vanNiekerk-Botha-BosOut17.jpgWayde Van Niekerk and Coach Ans Botha, photo by

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