Tyson Gay has season-ending hip surgery

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 07, 2011 4:28 PM
Tyson Gay has season-ending hip surgery

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - U.S. world 100 meters silver medalist Tyson Gay has undergone an arthroscopic procedure on his injured right hip and will not run again this year, his manager said on Thursday.

Gay, the world's second fastest man behind Usain Bolt, had the surgery on Tuesday in Vail, Colorado, Mark Wetmore said in a statement.

"The doctor was pleased with the outcome and believes Tyson will resume his normal base training in the fall as he prepares for 2012," said Wetmore.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Frank Pingue)