By Symone Goss, World-Track
MIAMI, Fla. — American sprinter Tyson Gay successfully completed surgery on his injured groin, his manager revealed on Saturday.
Gay, the 100 metres world silver medallist underwent a minor surgery on both sides of his groin in Philadelphia on Friday and his manager Mark Wetmore said he should be able to walk on Saturday.
“The doctor (William Meyers) was really, really happy with the surgery and Tyson should start walking today,” Wetmore was quoted as telling news agency Reuters.
The 27-year-old American who won the world sprint double at the Osaka world championships in 2007, ran most of the season with problem but still managed to finish second behind Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt in a time of 9.71seconds. Bolt won the race in world record of 9.58secs.
Gay later equaled the second-fastest 100 meters of all time when he lowered his American record to 9.69secs in Shanghai in September.