Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce withdraws from Kip Keino classic in Nairobi Kenya
Jamaica’s five-time world 100 meters champion Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce has pulled out of tomorrow’s much anticipated Kip Keino classic in Nairobi Kenya due to an injury.
The newly crowned Laurius sportswoman of the year has reportedly jetted out of the country in the company of her coach Reynaldo Walcott and physiotherapist Keneil Brown in the early hours this morning.
It’s understood that she has aggravated a knee injury and she immediately called her doctor in Milan who could only be available for emergency treatment today.
The event organizers have confirmed that the world and multiple Olympic champion left Nairobi for Milan, Italy to seek specialized treatment.
The meeting director Barnaba Korir confirmed that the 36-year-old had alerted the organizers of the injury last evening, adding that a tight doctor’s schedule saw her depart the country as soon as possible.
Last year, Fraser/Pryce clocked 10.67 seconds on her way to victory and her sudden exit will certainly disappoint her Kenyan fans.
This would have been Fraser-Pryce’s first race of the season having last competed in September last year.
She also pulled out of the Gotswana Golden Grand Prix last month because of family reasons.