World 800m record holder David Rudisha picked an ankle injury as he prepares for the postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Rudisha twisted his ankle after stepping on uneven ground at his rural home in Trans Mara, Narok County.
“During a walk on the compound the 31-year-old stepped on uneven ground, and initially believed it was not a serious injury. He continued with exercises that wouldn’t cause further harm to his ankle but after a lack of improvement over the weekend, he underwent an examination and was diagnosed with an ankle fracture at St. Luke’s hospital in Eldoret,” a statement from his manager Michael Boeting said.
Rudisha had stepped up his training as he looked to vie for a place in Kenya’s team for the Tokyo Olympics which have now been postponed to next year, but the latest injury will surely slow down that journey.
The surgery was conducted by Athletics Kenya accredited team doctor and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Victor Bargoria who said Rudisha suffered a fracture on his left ankle which he has had to fixate a plate on.
Additional information: Capital Sports