Friday, November 18, 2011
2008 10,000m Olympian Jorge Torres misses US trials because of accident in Ireland...
It seems that back on the 25th of September, Jorge Torres from the USA won the Loughrea 10k in Galway in a time of 30:58. In the article, it reports that Torres was 'struck from behind by an automobile' while he was warming down. It now seems as if his injuries were more serious than originally thought.
From the Running Times website.....
For the first week after being struck from behind by an automobile in Ireland, 2008 U.S. 10,000m Olympian Jorge Torres kept believing there was still a chance. A chance it was nothing more than a bad bruise. A chance physical therapy and rest would heal the throbbing in his leg. A chance the clean X-rays he had in Ireland and Colorado were telling the whole truth.
Meeting with his doctor after an MRI, however, revealed the final truth: torn ligaments and tendons in his right ankle, and more damning, a fractured tibia on the same leg. The bone, Torres was told, could easily have displaced. Were it to separate, screws would have to be inserted into the tibia. The doctor called for six to eight weeks of no running.
“After hearing that news, and pretty much knowing that I wouldn’t be anywhere near the kind of form needed going into the Olympic trials, we shut it down,” Torres says. “We just need to let it heal, change our focus and set new goals and move forward.”
The full article can be seen HERE