The prognosis appears good for Olympics and World Championships 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson who appeared to suffer an injury close to the end of her event at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s Qualifying Trial Meet.
Jackson won her 100m heat in 11.46 seconds but looked to be struggling metres from the line, before grabbing her hamstring in pain after crossing the tap. The athlete was helped from the track after seemingly being unable to put her full weight on the limb.
Reports have, however, suggested that the athlete has not suffered serious damage to her hamstring, which could have put her out of action for two to three months in the worst-case scenario.
The initial evaluation by the athlete’s club MVP, however, suggests Jackson may only have suffered a slight strain and could be back in training in a week or less. With competitive athletics off to a late start, due to coronavirus restrictions, a serious hamstring injury could have been a big blow for the former Vere Technical high school star who will be looking to compete at this summer’s Olympic Games. Jackson was part of a silver-medal-winning women’s 4x400m relay team at the last 2016 Olympics.