Rudisha injured

Rudisha injured

Kenya’s Olympic 800M champion David Rudisha is facing a three-week layoff with injury, sending the east African nation into panic mode and sparking fears over Rudisha's challenge at the World Championships.

Rudisha picked up a knee injury running in Central Park in New York City, undermining his preparations for August’s World Championships in Moscow.

“He (Rudisha) was jogging inside Central Park when he realised something was the matter with his knee,” Colm O’Connell, the Irish high school teacher who coaches Rudisha, said. “Two initial investigations were done, first in the USA and also in Germany, and we decided that he takes a three-week rest.”

He will definitely miss Kenya’s national championships but his participation in the World Championships is not expected to be in doubt, even though he might be forced to sit out Kenya’s World Championships trials. “We are not sure yet whether he will be ready by the time of the trials,” O’Connell said. “But being a world champion, we are expecting that he will get an automatic selection (known as a wildcard) to the championships.

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