Usain Bolt leaves field on stretcher after suffering ruptured Achilles during charity soccer match

 

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Usain Bolt suffered a serious injury at a charity soccer match in London over the weekend and needed to be stretchered off of the field.

Bolt, 37, revealed Sunday he suffered a ruptured Achilles during the Soccer Aid charity game. Photos showed the track legend competing in the match and then being taken off of the pitch.

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The Jamaican was on the Soccer Aid World XI FC side along with Eden Hazard, Tommy Fury and others. The squad went up against the English All-Stars. Bolt played in the match last year and scored a goal.

The English team came out on top with a 6-3 victory. Joe Cole, Ellen White, Steven Bartlett, Jermain Defoe and Theo Walcott scored for the squad. Hazard, Alessandro Del Piero and Billy Wingrove scored for the Soccer Aid World FC side.

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The charity raised more than $19 million for UNICEF.

Bolt is going on eight years removed from his final Olympic gold medal. He owns world records in the 100-meter (9.58) and 200-meter (19.19) races. He wrapped up his Olympic career with 8 gold medals. He also had 11 gold medals in the World Championships.

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In 2018, Bolt started to train with the Central Coast Mariners soccer club of Australia’s A-League. He scored two goals against an amateur club in a friendly. He left the club in January 2019 and declared his professional sporting career to be finished.

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