Liu on road to recovery: report
SHANGHAI - Agence France-Presse
Chinese sprinter Liu Xiang sits in a wheelchair after the men’s 110-meter hurdles heat at London Olympic Games. ABACAPRESS PhotoChina’s star hurdler Liu Xiang is bedridden after an operation for an injury which forced his exit from the Olympics but he could be back on his feet next month, a newspaper has said.
Coach Sun Haiping said Liu could start walking in mid-October after rupturing his Achilles tendon, an injury that dashed his Olympic hopes and put his future career in doubt. “Liu Xiang can just lie in bed now. He cannot move freely. His daily life is very simple, just chatting online with friends,” the Shanghai Morning Post quoted Sun as saying yesterday.
The former 110m gold medalist underwent surgery in London after he clattered into the first hurdle in his opening heat at the Olympics and fell heavily.
Sun said Liu was using the time to catch up on his education.