Asafa ends track season early, will miss 4X100 relay
Andre Lowe Senior Staff Reporter
Asafa Powell’s season has come to an end following last night’s latest injury setback in the 100m final at the Olympic Games.
Powell has told reporters he is "definitely" ending his season.
Powell’s agent, Paul Doyle, later told The Gleaner that the former 100m world record holder will likely be forced to sit out the rest of the season following results from an ultra sound done earlier today.
This means that the sprinter will not feature in Jamaica's 4x100m relay squad here.
“We had an ultrasound today and we are having an MRI at 7:30pm tonight, but the ultra sound has shown that there are new damages to the adductor muscles and also some scar tissue damage from an old injury in another area,” said Doyle.
“Based on the current findings, I don’t think it looks good for the rest of the season for Asafa, but we will have to consult with coach (Stephen Francis) once we get at the final results from the MRI and make a decision, but unfortunately the relays most likely will be out and the season will most likely come to an end for him,” Doyle added.
The sprinter will also have an MRI done on his back, after he complained of spasms in that area, following the final last night.
Powell, after getting out to a good start, pulled up midway the race which was eventually won by compatriot Usain Bolt with another Jamaican Yohan Blake taking the silver and Justin Gatlin getting bronze.