Usain Bolt Ruptures Achilles During Charity Soccer Game

The fastest man in the world will now have to re-learn to walk on his own.


Jamaican sprinting legend Usain Bolt suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during a charity soccer game yesterday in London on Sunday, June 9th. He confirmed the injury in a social media post.

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist and world record holder in both the 100m and 200m was stretchered off in the second half of the Soccer Aid game at Stamford Bridge.

Bolt shared a photo on Instagram from the dressing room, showing his right foot in a walking boot.

“Ruptured Achilles but done know we are a warrior,” Bolt wrote in the Instagram post.

Bolt was captaining the World XI team against an England select side, which featured former international players including Jermain Defoe.

Among the thousands of comments on Bolt’s post was a message from Olympic and world champion Justin Gatlin of the US, who humorously wrote, “Bro what you out here doing?!? We retired, remember😂”

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Bolt, now 37, retired after the 2017 World Championships in London but is no stranger to injuries.

“I’ve learned that injuries can happen. It’s how you manage them and get back, prepared and ready,” the world record holder once said.

Bolt, the fastest man in the world, will now start from the bottom and work to rehabilitate to re-learn to walk on his own.

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Jessy has been active her whole life, competing in cross-country, track running, and soccer throughout her undergrad. She pivoted to road cycling after completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition from Acadia University. Jessy is currently a professional road cyclist living and training in Spain.

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