France's 110m hurdle world champion Ladji Doucoure will be unable to defend his title in Berlin next week after he sustained a groin injury during training.
AFP - France's 110 metres hurdles 2005 world champion Ladji Doucoure withdrew from the upcoming edition in Berlin on Tuesday because of a groin injury, the French Athletics Federation (FFA) announced.
The 26-year-old - who was fourth in last year's Olympic final - had just recovered from sciatica, which had forced him to miss the national championships.
Doucoure suffered the groin injury during a weight training exercise on Sunday when he felt a shooting pain in his right groin area and a scan on Tuesday detected that he would need to take more time off.
"This injury requires complete rest for 10 days, therefore he (Doucoure) is out of the world athletics championships," the FFA said in a statement.
Date created : 2009-08-04