David Rudisha

By Uche Dozie 

Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria


Kenyan middle distance runner, David Rudisha has undergone an ankle surgery on Thursday that will keep him out of training for 12 to 16 weeks, Africannews.com reports.

The 800 metres world record holder fractured his ankle last week while exercising at his home in Kilgoris.

“The surgery was carried out by Kenyan team doctor and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Victor Bargoria,” Rudisha’s Manager, Michel Boeting said on one4one Sports in the Netherlands.

“During a walk in the compound the 31-year-old stepped on uneven ground, and initially believed it was not a serious injury. He continued with exercises that wouldn’t cause further harm to his ankle but after a lack of improvement over the weekend, he underwent an examination and was diagnosed with an ankle fracture at St. Luke’s hospital in Eldoret.”

Boeting confirms the 31-year-old will be out of training for 12 to 16 weeks.

This comes as a blow to the two-time world champion who has gone through a torrid time after an injury which kept him out for almost two years.

The multiple winner’s had challenges ranging from a misdiagnosed injury, after a major car crash, and personal issues including his father’s death and the breakdown of his marriage.

Rudisha holds the record as the first person to ever run under 1:41 at the world championship.

He also holds the world’s best time in the 500m, with a time of 57.69, and the African record for the 600m, with a time of 1:13.10.


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