De Grasse out at worlds

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

Cana­dian sprinter An­dre De Grasse will miss the up­com­ing world cham­pi­onships due to a torn right ham­string.

De Grasse suf­fered the in­jury Mon­day dur­ing a train­ing ses­sion in Lon­don. An ini­tial ul­tra­sound re­vealed a ham­string strain and a fur­ther eval­u­a­tion in Mu­nich re­vealed a more se­vere di­ag­no­sis and com­pe­ti­tion in Lon­don to be ruled out.

De Grasse said that the 100me­tre race in Lon­don was the fo­cus of his en­tire year.

“In­juries are a part of the sport, and the tim­ing of this one is es­pe­cially un­for­tu­nate,” De Grasse said on his Face­book page. “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.”

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