Sydney - Double 100m hurdles world champion Sally Pearson has suffered another
injury setback, with a hamstring strain forcing her out of upcoming
events in Lucerne, Monaco and London.
But the Australian, who won the world title in 2011 and 2017,
insisted it wasn't serious and would not derail her preparations as she
targets more glory at the IAAF World Championships in Doha in September.
"Unfortunately, after weeks of intense sprinting and hurdles, I had a
minor training mishap this morning," she said on Instagram late
"Scans have revealed a small hamstring strain, with an expected 2-3 week recovery."
It means she will miss at least three events in Europe, including Diamond League meetings at Monaco and London.
"Needless to say I am disappointed but thankfully the hamstring
injury is only a minor setback and won't impede my preparations for this
year's world championships in Doha. Onwards and upwards," she added.
The 32-year-old, the 2012 Olympic champion, is on the comeback after
being sidelined for more than 14 months with an Achilles problem.
Injuries have been a constant for Pearson, who suffered a broken
wrist from a race fall that derailed her 2015 world titles campaign.
A hamstring problem hit her 2016 Rio Olympics hopes and she was
forced to pull out of the Commonwealth Games on home soil last year due
to the Achilles issue.
In April, she pulled out of her first competitive event in more than a
year at the Australian championships, saying her body was