South African’s 400m Champion Van Niekerk Undergoes Successful Surgery

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Van Niekerk just undergone a successful operation and having undergone full surgery to repair multiple tears in his knee is recovering after tackling his first rehabilitation session.

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Wyande Van Niekerk/ Photo credit: The Sun

It was recently reported that the South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk will miss the 2018 Commonwealth Games after suffering a knee ligament injury during a celebrity touch rugby game.

And he requires surgery after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and suffering medial and lateral tears of the meniscus in the match in Cape Town.  Wayde Van Niekerk, is the 400m world and Olympic champion, who was planning on competing in the 100m and 200m in Australia.

Van Niekerk said…

This is sport and these things happen, i was looking forward to competing in Gold Coast and participating at the national championships in March, so this is unfortunate timing, i will work as hard as I can to get back on the track as soon as possible. I have faith that I’ll be able to race again later next year. Full recovery is going to be crucial, so I’ll be patient.

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Wayde Van Niekerk just undergone a successful operation and having undergone full surgery to repair multiple tears in his knee is recovering after tackling his first rehabilitation session. Van Niekerk’s operation on medial and lateral tears of the meniscus in his right knee, as well as his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), at Steadman Clinic in Colorado on Tuesday The 31st day of October was a huge success.

According to Peet van Zyl of In-Site Athlete Management…

“We are pleased to have received positive news from the doctor, who says the operation went well…”
“…Wayde had just finished his first rehab session on Wednesday and it went well.”

 

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