Usain Bolt is forced to undergo an MRI scan after injuring his left hamstring while he was running for Jamaica in the 4×100 metre relay on Saturday August 12th 2017 at the IAAF World Championships in London.
As a result, the soon-to-be 31-year-old will need medical imaging to determine the extent of the damage on Sunday. His prognosis has yet to be revealed to the public.
According to a study by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, hamstring muscle strains have been recognised as a significant injury, especially for athletes over the last 100 years.
There is a wide spectrum of hamstring-related injuries that can occur in athletes, especially those who compete in sports where sprinting or high speed skilled movements are involved. Injuries occur when the three muscles which make up the hamstring group undergo too much strain and therefore cramp up or develop tears.The most common sports where hamstring injuries occur are soccer, rugby, track, tennis and field hockey.
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