Commonwealth Games 2014: Australian Sally Pearson sweating over injury

Last Updated: 23/07/14 6:27pm

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Sally Pearson: Injury concerns

Sally Pearson: Injury concerns

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Olympic hurdle champion Sally Pearson is unlikely to be able to compete in both sprinting events at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The 27-year-old Australian has been struggling with a hamstring problem since last month but is still hopeful of competing in the 100 metres hurdles.

The 100 metres, which is scheduled for Monday, and the 100m hurdles, which will be held on August 2, will both be staged at Glasgow’s Hampden Park.

She said: "The latest I can pull out is 48 hours, and right now it is more likely I am going to. I've had a few discussions with my coach and we're really at the stage where I can't do two events."

Pearson was stripped of her 2010 Commonwealth 100m gold after a protest from the England team over an apparent false start.

She is, however, the current reigning Commonwealth 100m hurdle champion and she also holds the Olympic 100m hurdles gold medal.  

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