News08 Jul 2011

Tyson Gay has arthroscopic surgery on hip and is out of competition until 2012


Tyson Gay en route to his big win over Usain Bolt in the Stockholm 100m (© Deca Text&Bild)

Tyson Gay, the 2007 World 100m and 200m champion, who due to injury had to pull out of the second round of the 100 metres at the recent USATF is out for the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery.

Gay, the reigning World 100m bronze medallist, and the second fastest 100m (9.69) and third quickest 200m (19.58) sprinter of all-time, will now concentrate of recovery ahead of the 2012 season.

A statement from his manager Mark Wetmore read,

“On Tuesday (5), Dr. Marc Philippon from the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Colorado in the USA, performed an arthroscopic procedure to address an impingement in Tyson’s right hip and to correct a labral tear that has been bothering him for some time.  Dr. Philippon and his team will oversee Tyson’s rehabilitation and believes Tyson will resume his normal base training in the fall as he prepares for 2012.”