Yohan Blake Likely to Miss Jamaican Invitational

Yohan Blake hamstring injury

The World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake seems likely to miss the upcoming Jamaica International Invitational on May 4 and the Shanghai Diamond League meeting a fortnight later because of a hamstring injury.

Reuters, Blake’s coach Glen Mills, said the injury which was sustained during a 100 metres race on Saturday at the UTECH Track and Field Classic in Kingston was more serious than originally thought.

“An MRI done Monday afternoon revealed the hamstring injury sustained was more serious than first thought,” he said. “Blake could be out for several weeks as he recuperates.”

Blake, the national junior record holder, trailed former world champion Kim Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis after 40 metres following a less than impressive start in his first 100m of the season.

The joint second fastest man ever then pulled up, favouring his right hamstring as he tried to power past Collins.

Blake who walked around without assistance minute after the race, tweeted “am good my twitter family just a cramp”.

He was scheduled to run over 200 metres in Shanghai.


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