De Grasse out at worlds
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.”