The 2019 World Championships discus silver medalist, Jamaica Fedrick Dacres is now in a unexpected race against time after undergoing surgery to repair a damaged ligament on his right wrist he suffered during a recent fall.
Dacres, who has already qualified for the Olympic Games, revealed his wrist in a cast on social media after reportedly undergoing surgery on the weekend while announcing that he had started his own YouTube channel.
With the rescheduled 2020 Olympic set to run from July 23 to August 8, 2021, a mere eight months away, Dacres could be hard-pressed to be healthy in time as there is the chance that his repaired wrist could take as long as six months to heal. There is chance, however, that he could be fully healed before then.
His coach, Julian Robinson is optimistic that the 2018 Commonwealth champion and national record holder will be able to recover in time.
“There is some physical work that we can do on the intervening period. We will try and maximize that,” he said.