Posted June 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Tyson Gay
Nearly a year ago, Tyson Gay was undergoing surgery on his right hip, wondering if there was any way he would be ready for the London Olympics. Three months ago, the sprinter could train only on grass because the pounding from the track aggravated his hip. Two weeks ago, he ran his first competitive race and felt a twinge of soreness the next day. In the days leading to the Olympic trials, he climbed out of bed with only a little tightness. To him, that's as good as it's going to get. Now he heads into Saturday's opening round of the 100 meters at the trials with this thought: He's healthy enough to make it back to the Olympics.
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