Usain Bolt posts X-ray of hamstring tear after 'sadly people questioned injury'

Bolt posts X-ray of hamstring tear after 'sadly people questioned injury'

17/08/2017 at 15:39Updated 17/08/2017 at 17:07

Usain Bolt posted an X-ray photo of the hamstring tear that forced him to hobble out of his final race at the World Championships - only to delete it minutes later.

Bolt, whose farewell from athletics did not go the way he had planned with bronze in the 100m and a nightmare injury down the final leg of the 4x100m, has clearly been upset at some of the reaction following his relay run in London.

The Jamaican posted four tweets on his official Twitter account with three leading up to a photo of an X-ray proving the injury he sustained down the back straight of the relay final.

"I don't usually release my medical report to the public but sadly I have sat and listened to people questioning if I was really injured," Bolt began with the first of his tweets.

" I have never been one to cheat my fans in any way and my entire desire at the championship was run one last time for my fans."

"Thanks for the continued support my fans and I rest, heal and move onto the next chapter of my life #Love&LoveAlone."

A screenshot of Usain Bolt's tweets about his hamstring injury

The photo then confirmed his injury and further reiterated his point about having sustained a bad injury, adding that three months of rehabilitation were now required.

A screenshot of Usain Bolt's tweet about his hamstring injury

Within minutes of posting the tweets, all four were swiftly deleted.

The eight-time Olympic gold medallist has had a number of scans on the injury, which demonstrates that the damage was worse than initially apparent.

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The 30-year-old, who is the world record holder in both the 100m and 200m, has also had to pull out of a Manchester United Legends' game against Barcelona at Old Trafford on September 2 as a result of the injury.

Bolt had entered the 100m and 4x100m relay at the World Championships in a bid to end his illustrious career with two more gold medals, but sadly he ended up with just a bronze and a nasty injury.

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