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Hamstring injury ends Blake's season

ESPN staff
July 22, 2014
Yohan Blake suffered a hamstring injury during the Glasgow Grand Prix © PA Photos

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake will not race again this season after undergoing surgery on a troublesome hamstring injury.

Blake had already ruled himself out of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow but his coach, Glen Mills, revealed the injury was worse than first thought.

"Right now he's on crutches, he had to have an operation a couple of days ago," Mills said.

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"The injury was quite severe and the original prognosis was misdiagnosed. He went Germany and when they had a good look, they realised that it was more serious and required surgery, so he'll be out for quite a long time."

Blake, 24, obtained the injury at the Glasgow Grand Prix earlier in July. As a result, he chose not to participate in the Commonwealth Games so as not to damage his preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Blake is a former 100m world champion and double Olympic silver medallist, but has been blighted by hamstring problems throughout his career. A similar injury prevented him from defending his world crown in Moscow last August.

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