Kenia Sinclair declares she is fit to run after ‘minor’ injury
Posted by Dresonic on June 28, 2008
REIGNING 800 metres Commonwealth silver medallist Kenia Sinclair has declared her self fit for tomorrow’s final of the half-mile despite sustaining a bad gash in a spiking incident in the heats on day one of the Supreme Ventures National Senior Track and Field Championships.
Sinclair, who suffered the injury at the base of the Achilles tendon on her right foot approximately 120 metres into heat one, came through the first lap in 59 seconds before taking the heat in two minutes 02.87 seconds.
“I spoke with one of the medical attendees and it’s not a major spiking, but the thing is that it aggravated an old injury I got in 2005 which I think did not heal properly,” Sinclair explained moments after having her left ankle tightly bandaged by the medical team.
Dr Kwesi Davis, who attended to Sinclair said the defending national champion should be race fit by tomorrow having received treatment.
“She is suffering a little contusion and a superficial injury, which means there is not much damage and should be fine for (today’s) 800 final,” Dr Davis said, however, the middle distance queen is having doubts about competing in today’s heats of the 1,500m.
“I was expecting to run the 1,500 tomorrow (today), but based on how I’m feeling right now, I don’t think I’m feeling right,” added the national 800 metres (one minute 57.88secs) record holder.
“For (the 800) final on Sunday (tomorrow) I will be sure to compete because a lot of people out there who came here to support me, so I’m just going to go out there and do my best,” added Sinclair who owns a silver medal from the 2006 World Indoor Championships.
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