1500m runner Melissa Duncan will miss three months of preparation before the Rio Olympic Games later this year.
“Unfortunately, I’ve been told I have a fracture and torn ligament underneath my foot,” she posted on Instagram on Thursday.
“Not the greatest news a few months out from the Olympics.”
Upon returning to running, it is expected that Duncan will have a mere three weeks preparation before her race on the 12th of August.
Unfortunately, I've been told I have a fracture and torn ligament underneath my foot. Not the greatest news a few months out from the Olympics. Spending the next six weeks in the pool is a slightly different road to Rio than I imagined, but hopefully I can share some insights of this next chapter on my quest to be my best in Rio and help anyone else in the same boat! ?? #alwaysinbeta #rio2016 #roadtorio #comewithus #girlsrunthis