Bolt ruptures Achilles tendon in charity race, ‘shocked’ to be stretchered off

Athletics legend Usain Bolt has suffered a serious injury, tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer.

“Athletics legend Usain Bolt tore his Achilles tendon while playing a charity soccer match and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher,” German media outlet Bild reported on Tuesday (June 10).

The “Soccer Aid 2024” charity match for UNICEF was held at Stamford Bridge, the home of Premier League powerhouse Chelsea in London, England, on Sept. 9. All proceeds from the match will go to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

It’s a charity match that takes place every two years, and the players are divided into two teams: the World’s Best 11 and England’s Best 11. It’s not just professional soccer players who participate, but also athletes from other sports, actors, and other celebrities.

Athletics legend Usain Bolt, the world record holder in the men’s 100 meters (9.58 seconds) and 200 meters (19.19 seconds), also took part in the charity race. Known for his love of soccer and Manchester United, he played in the World’s Best 11 led by Mauricio Pochettino.

In addition to Bolt, the World’s Best 11 included Park Ji-Sung’s close friend Patrice Evra, former Chelsea players Ethan Ajaar, Petr Cech, Michael Essien, and legendary Italian striker Alexandro Del Piero.

Opposing them in the Frank Lampard-managed England best 11 were Joe Cole, Jack Wilshere, Gary Cahill, Jermain Defoe, Theo Walcott, Ashley Cole, and Theo Walcott. Hollywood actor Tom Hiddleston also played in the England 카지노사이트 best 11.

The charity match, which raised £15 million, was won by England’s best 11 in a 6-3 victory over the world’s best team, but fans were surprised when Bolt, who started the match, was stretchered off after sustaining an injury on the field.

“Usain Bolt, who started as a striker and later played as a central defender,” the media outlet explained, “former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe attempted to dribble past Bolt, but there was no contact and Bolt immediately fell to the ground.”

“Bolt was treated at the scene and taken away,” he added, “and on his 파워볼게임 way into the tunnel, he applauded the fans gathered at Stamford Bridge.”

After the charity match, Bolt posted a photo on social media of his right foot in a cast and on crutches. “I have a torn Achilles but I know we are warriors,” he wrote alongside the photo.

Fans who saw the photo responded with messages of sympathy for Bolt, who suffered the horrific injury while running a race to raise funds, and wished him well.

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