Fraser-Pryce In Fitness Race For Trials

Jamaican sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce could miss the Commonwealth Games if she does not recover from injury for next week’s national trials.

The Olympic and world 100m champion, 27, has left Jamaica to receive medical attention for a pain in her left leg. The Jamaican trials take place between June 26 and 29 and athletes must finish in the top three to guarantee selection for next month’s Glasgow Games.

Her manager Bruce James said he still expected her to compete at the trials.

“The only thing which would stop her from competing next week is if the medical team says it’s not in her best interest to do so,” James told BBC Sport.

“Outside of her medical situation, she will compete at the trials and we expect her to be selected to represent Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games.”

James said the Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association (JAAA) could select the sprinter even if she did not compete at the trials, but added that he would prefer her to race at the trials to “remove any doubt”.

The two-time Olympic sprint champion pulled out of last week’s Diamond League meeting in New York because of injury, having previously finished a disappointing eighth in the 200m in Eugene (May 29) and seventh in the 100m in Rome (June 5). — BBC

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