Report: Asafa Powell nursing groin injury ahead of Yohan Blake’s clash

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BY Racquel Smith, Track and Field Contributor | SportingAlert.com
Published on May 3, 2012 9:08 a.m. CST . 0 comment

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell is reportedly nursing an injury that could force him to skip or change events at this weekend’s Jamaica International Invitational.

Powell, who is on the list of sprinters to race over the 200m – where he is expected to race against world 100m champion Yohan Blake – is apparently being bothered by a sore groin problem.

The injury could hamper his curve running and reports are claiming that Powell could switch over to the 100m instead where he would face Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt.

No definite decision has been made on Powell as yet, but it is being understood that his medical team will continue to monitor his status in the coming days before coming to a conclusion.

The main priority for the world bronze medallist is to remain healthy for the Jamaica national championships later this summer after being forced to miss the world championships last year.

A host of high-profiled athletes are slated to compete at the ninth staging of the event, including Sanya Richards-Ross and Carmelita Jeter of the United States, Jamaicans Kerron Stewart, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Melaine Walker and Sherone Simpson, as well as Christine Ohuruogu and Tiffany Porter from Great Britain and Priscilla Lopes-Schliep of Canada.

The men’s side will see the likes of Jamaicans Jermaine Gonzales, Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Dexter Lee, Nickel Ashmeade, and Lerone Clarke, in addition to Americans Bershawn Jackson and Darvis Patton and Antiguan Daniel Bailey.

The meeting will be streamed live for Caribbean and North American audiences by SportsMax.

The coverage will be streamed live on:

http://www.facebook.com/SportsMax | http://www.facebook.com/CEENTV | www.livestream.com/tracksonsportsmax.



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