Jamaica Premier League
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Jamaica Premier League
Bobsledder Carrie Russell is on the mend from a horrific injury she suffered from a freak accident in training recently. However, she says she should be fine to begin competing once the bobsled season begins in November.
Russell, 30, suffered the injury in training when the sleigh ran over her foot, ripped through her shoes, opened a gaping wound on her right foot and broke her little toe. It required 15 stitches to close the deep gash that almost went through to the bone.
Her troubles got worse from there as the wound became infected and required surgery to remove the infected skin, she revealed.
However, the situation is now under control. She told Sportsmax.TV on Thursday that she is on the mend. “I’m coming on okay. I should be ready for the season but not at 100 per cent,” she said, explaining that the doctors had indicated that she would be out for three months.
Russell is hoping to qualify for the 2022 Winter Olympics set to begin in February 2022. She will be looking to qualify for the Olympics by mid-December but the injury is a setback as she is unable to resume the intense training required to be fit enough for competition.
“Right now I am doing nothing. I am doing some core work, twisted abs with a medicine ball,” said Russell, who is to see the doctor tomorrow for a progress report on the injury.
She said she can walk but she doesn’t want to put pressure on the injury out of fear she might aggravate it. However, she says mentally she is ready to take on the challenge of regaining her fitness before the season begins.
Russell, who represented Jamaica at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, won a gold medal in the Monobob World Series in Park City, Utah in January this year.
A former track and field athlete, Russell won a gold medal at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow as a member of Jamaica’s 4×100 relay team. Two years earlier, she won a gold medal in the 100m at the World University Games in Shenzen, China.
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On the heels of her record-breaking, history-making season Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah is reportedly parting ways with MVP Track Club, just under 18 months after Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce departed to join Elite Performance.
The Jamaica Sunshine Girls are set to take on England in a three-match series dubbed the ‘Vitality Roses Reunited’ set for London, in November.
The teams were originally set to face-off in a series in January but that was postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and strict travel restrictions. The upcoming series will still be subject to Covid-19 travel restrictions but will be played in front of a maximum capacity stadium, with measures regarding crowd sizes eased in England.
The series will help both teams begin preparations for the next year’s Commonwealth Games, which will take part in Birmingham, England next year. The Jamaicans have not played in an official international competition since the World Netball Cup in 2020.
The series is set to tip-off on November 28th at the Copper Box Arena, before moving on to the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, with consecutive games on December 4 and December 5.
Mount Pleasant coach Wally Downes has hailed the impact of star forward Jourdaine Fletcher in pushing the team to the semifinal of the Jamaica Premier League.
Having gone behind in the first half it was Fletcher who grabbed a crucial goal for the team, after being introduced from the bench. The alert forward came into the game at the start of the second half, found the back of the net in the 62nd minute, after profiting from a defensive mix-up.
The equaliser was a heavy blow to the Stars of the East, who had come into the encounter with a 3-1 first-leg deficit but quickly cut the lead to one goal after scoring early in the second half.
The goal was the fifth of the season for Fletcher, who also found the back of the net in the first leg.
“He wasn’t 100 percent fit to play 90 minutes but he’s an addition to us that you just can’t leave off the pitch,” Downes said of the player’s substitute role.
“So I waited as long as I could and clearly it was the tactical change at the right time.”
Mount Pleasant will next face Waterhouse in the next round.
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