'Sore' Gay will still race in London


"There's a soreness there that he is going to have to deal with," Mark Wetmore said.
Asked if that would affect Gay's plans for next month's World Championships, Wetmore replied: "I don't believe so, but there is no need for me to speculate.

"He is going to race (in a 200 metres) on Saturday in London and we will have a lot more information after that."

Gay is scheduled to defend both his 100 and 200M world titles in the August 15 to 23 championships against Jamaican Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt in what should be the highlight of the Berlin competition.  Gay struggled at the Olympics because of an injury and failed to reach the 100M final.

"The problem has been that he has been sore after his races and it goes away after a few days," Wetmore said, noting Gay has run the year's leading 100 and 200 times with the problem.

"He is training with it and doctors have told him it should not get any worse with the number of competitions that he has," Wetmore said, indicating surgery could be an option if necessary after the season.

"He is going to London to race... and I think it is important for him that he establish that this is something he has under control."

The soreness is the second setback for Gay this season. A knee injury cost the American several weeks of pre-season training.

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