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Sprinter Yohan Blake's season over, suffers 'slight tear'

Published:Saturday | July 12, 2014 | 11:33 AM

Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Yohan Blake will most likely miss the rest of the season.

That's according to information reaching The Gleaner, which states that the sprinter will not feature again for the rest of the year after suffering a slight tear, while competing at the Sainsbury Glasgow Grand Prix yesterday in Hampden Park.

Blake, the 2011 World Champion over 100m, clutched his left leg before falling to the track, midway his 100m event and was later carried off in a wheelchair.

Initial checks suggested that the sprinter had merely suffered a cramp, but according to sources close to the situation, the 'slight tear' was discovered after a MRI was done earlier today.

The injury itself is expected to keep him out of action for a mere two weeks, however, it is understood that Blake's management has decided to once again call an end to the sprinter's season with next year's World Championships and the 2016 Olympic Games in mind.

The 24-year-old also missed most of last year and the chance to defend his 100m world title at the Moscow World Championships after suffering a hamstring injury, but sources have confirmed that this latest setback is totally unrelated.

Blake was scheduled to compete at the July 20 London Anniversary Games and again in early August.

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