Injuries continue to hamper Corunna high-jumper Derek Drouin.
The 27-year-old Olympic Gold medalist announced last week he was withdrawing from the track and field world championships in London, England due to a persistent tendon injury.
“I knew I was dealing with an injury that would make my chances of competing come down to the wire,” Drouin said in a statement. “My support team did everything they could to give my Achilles time to heal, we didn’t want to rush back. We just ran out of time.”
The St. Patrick’s grad won gold at the 2015 world championships in Beijing and gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Drouin was forced out of the Canadian Championships earlier this summer by the same injury.