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Shot putter Raymond Brown brought to tears after rupturing tendon

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2013 | 1:51 AM

Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter

MOSCOW, Russia:

Raymond Brown was brought to tears this morning after he was forced to withdraw from the men's shot put qualifiers here at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics this morning, after tearing a tendon in his right arm during training on Monday afternoon.

Earlier today, an ultrasound confirmed a 1x2cm tear just below his right elbow, with doctors advising the GC Foster COllege man that any further stress would lead to greater damage and a longer injury layoff.

Brown told The Gleaner that he is extremely disappointed to have suffered the injury setback, informing too that there is no indication at this point as to the length of the layoff.

"I am extremely disappointed to have worked so hard for 11 months and then come here and not be able to compete. I am going to be honest with you, as a big man, I cried this morning, it really hurts," said Brown, who has a personal best of 21.13m done earlier this year.

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