Suc­cess­ful surgery for Dacres

The Star (Jamaica) - - SPORTS THE WEEKEND STAR - AKINO MING Staff Re­porter

Na­tional record holder in the men’s dis­cus throw, Fedrick Dacres, has suc­cess­fully un­der­gone surgery to re­pair a torn menis­cus in his left knee.

Dacres, who put to­gether the best sea­son of his se­nior ca­reer with mul­ti­ple wins on track and field cir­cuit, in­clud­ing the Di­a­mond League Fi­nal, suf­fered the in­jury at a meet in Es­to­nia in June.

“I did the surgery on Wed­nes­day and it was suc­cess­ful,” Dacres said. “What they ac­tu­ally did was trim my shred­ded menis­cus.”


The 24-year-old said he is ex­pected to re­sume train­ing in De­cem­ber and be­lieves the op­er­a­tion will not re­duce his chances of re­tain­ing his num­ber one spot in the world in the event.

The for­mer Cal­abar High School ath­lete, who has the na­tional record at 69.67m, won sev­eral ti­tles this year. At the Com­mon­wealth Games, he threw a dis­tance of 68.20m to win the gold medal. He threw 65.13 me­tres in June to claim his fourth straight na­tional ti­tle, while car­ry­ing the in­jury to his menis­cus.

He also won the North Amer­ica, Cen­tral Amer­ica and Caribbean Cham­pi­onships ti­tle be­fore wrap­ping up the sea­son by claim­ing the Di­a­mond League tro­phy for his event.


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