Tyson Gay tumbled to the ground at the start
of his 200-meter quarterfinal heat at the U.S. Olympic track and
field trials and had to be carted off the track.
Running in Lane 7, Gay was speeding to the lead in the first
turn, but on his 14th stride, something went wrong. He went
airborne, fell, then laid on the ground in pain, grabbing his left
thigh and hamstring.
USA Track and Field officials say Gay pulled up with a severe
cramp in his hamstring.
Gay's manager says the sprinter is at his hotel, resting and
working with his physical therapist. Gay is also scheduled for an
MRI as a precaution.
Gay already had qualified for the Olympics in the 100 meters,
but his availability for the games now will be determined by the
severity of his injury.
Though he's the defending world champion in the 200, trials
rules call for the top three finishers to make the Olympic team --