Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/28/14
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Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang will require an operation on his right Achilles tendon. The 2004 Olympic champion was injured Tuesday during the 110-meter hurdle heats at the London Olympics. Liu's representative, Jos Hermens, said Wednesday that the operation would likely take place in England. Chinese team leader Feng Shuyong said the initial assessment of Liu's injury was a ruptured Achilles tendon. One day after Liu's injury, Aries Merritt of the United States won the gold medal.
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