By Spencer Darlington
Reporting from the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London
Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse has been ruled out of the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London with a hamstring injury, putting an end to the expected match-up between himself and the reigning world champion and world record holder Usain Bolt.
The 22 year old sprinter sustained a grade 2 hamstring strain during training on Monday and has been ruled out of action for the remainder of the season.
“I am confirming that Andre De Grasse is out for the remainder of the season. On Monday in his final training session he sustained a grade 2 hamstring strain to his right leg. We tried to do everything we could to ensure that he would be ready but he’s not going to be ready. Further MRI results show that it’s going to be 4-6 weeks before he’s fully recovered,” his agent Paul Doyle told RJR Sports online.