By Chineze Ogugua
Usain Bolt’s dream of playing for Manchester United has been dealt a huge blow as he will not be able to recover on time from a hamstring injury suffered in his farewell race at the IAAF World Championships held in London last week.
He was billed to feature for the United Legends against their Barcelona counterparts in a charity match at Old Trafford on Sept. 2 which will be used to raise money for the Manchester United Foundation and its work in the local community.
Bolt revealed the news in a statement on his twitter page but later removed the post immediately, he tweeted:
“Sadly, I have a tear of the proximal myotendinous junction of biceps femoris in my left hamstring with partial retraction. 3 months rehab.
“I don’t usually release my medical report to the public but sadly I have sat and listened to people questioning if I was really injured.
“I have never been one to cheat my fans in any way and my entire desire at the championship was run one last time for my fans.”
This will come as a blow to the Jamaican sprint record holder who ignited his hunger to play for Manchester United when he visited the club in 2009.
Not to worry Bolt, there will still be another charity match for you that is, when you are quite fit.