Bolt ends 2010 season after suffering a back injury

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After an assessment from his medical team we can confirm that Usain Bolt will close his 2010 track season and cancel his participation in the IAAF Diamond League meetings - Weltklasse Zurich and Memorial van Damme, Brussels.

Usain was examined yesterday and a lower back problem was discovered. He has a tightness that restricts his ability to generate power in his stride and continuing to race in this condition could risk further injury. With a view to his future career Bolt’s team believe treatment to loosen his back followed by a period of rest will be in his best interest.

On his Facebook page Usain posted this reaction:
“I am very disappointed to miss two of the top meetings on the circuit – Zurich & Brussels – but trust that it is better for me not to take any risks this year. 2011 and 2012 are very important Championship years and I hope to be back fully fit and healthy. I would like to thank everyone for their support and look forward to coming back stronger next year.”

Best wishes to Usain.