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Powell uncertain

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2008 | 10:42 AM

There is still uncertainty surrounding the participation of the Jamaican 100-metre world record holder Asafa Powell at Thursday’s night Melbourne Grand Prix.



Powell said he is about 70 percent ready to compete at the meet.



Powell took the track for the first time on Sunday, since arriving in Australia with an injured knee.



He had four stitches removed from his knee on Saturday night, after cutting his knee as he raced up stairs at his home in Kingston.



Coach Stephen Francis said the training session with Powell went well, given that he was unable to fully straighten his left leg for nine days.



Powell is in Australia to get his Beijing Olympic preparations under way in the Melbourne event.