The 30-year-old explained on Twitter: "Sadly I have tear of the proximal myotendineous junction of biceps femoris in my left hamstring with partial retraction. 3 months rehab. "I don't usually release my medical report to the public but sadly I have sat and listened to people questioning if I was really injured. "I have never been one to cheat my fans in any way & my entire desire at the championship was run one last time for my fans. Thanks for the continued support my fans and I rest, heal and move onto the next chapter of my life #Love&LoveAlone." The posts on Twitter were removed shortly after they had been posted.
Usain Bolt revealed that he tore his left hamstring in his final race at the world championships https://t.co/7pS5nc5xEz— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 17, 2017
Nine years ago today @UsainBolt won his first Olympic gold, broke the World Record and stunned the World. #onthisday #Beijing2008 pic.twitter.com/C07NVXP8ew — Olympics (@Olympics) August 16, 2017Bolt had been three metres down on the two leaders as he took on the last leg of the relay, which was won by Britain, only to pull up sharply and fall to the ground, coming to a halt after a forward roll on the track.
‘Never been one to cheat my fans’: Usain Bolt posts, deletes medical report to clarify injury statushttps://t.co/6w04b1m2b4 pic.twitter.com/jvl7lvMdOl — The Field (@thefield_in) August 18, 2017He speculated on Sunday that the injury, which ended a wretched final championships for him after he only managed to win bronze in the individual 100 metres the previous weekend, might have been caused by having a long wait before the race. Bolt, who won 19 global championship golds, is widely considered the finest sprinter in athleticsannals.