Shericka Jackson’s physiotherapist provides update on her injury scare

Shericka Jackson’s physiotherapist provides update on her injury scare

Joel Omotto 11:30 - 10.07.2024

The world 200m champion suffered what appeared to be a hamstring injury in Hungary on Tuesday and her physio has now addressed the issue.

Shericka Jackson’s physiotherapist Troy Evans has allayed fears that the world 200m champion suffered an injury on Tuesday.

Jackson was on her way to winning the 200m at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial in Hungary before she pulled up in pain in what appeared to be a muscle strain.

That sent fears among Jamaican fans with just over two weeks remaining before the Paris 2024 Olympics begins but Evans has put that to rest.

“Cramp in the hamstring, she will be working on,” Evans posted on Instagram, accompanying the comment with a video of Jackson pushing off from the starting blocks and sprinting in an indoor warm up area alongside her coach Paul Francis.

It is a major relief for Team Jamaica who are counting on Jackson for 100m and 200m gold at the Olympics following the withdrawal of defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah from the Games.

The Gyulai Istvan Memorial was Jackson’s first event since the Jamaican Olympics trials which she easily won to clinch her ticket to the Paris Games.

She had featured in three Diamond League races prior, winning in Marrakech and Stockholm, in between a fifth place finish in Oslo, all in 200m, while she had run only one 100m race, which she won, before the Olympics trials.

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