DOUBLE Olympic javelin medallist Keshorn Walcott is staying optimistic as he recovers from an Achilles tendon rupture, sustained during his warm-up routine at the World Athletics Championships, in Budapest, Hungary in August.

Despite his positive rehabilitation since surgery in late August, the recovery is estimated at six to eight months, or even longer, to comfortably allow high-impact activities like running, jumping and throwing the javelin.

This means, Walcott, 30, may not be back to full fitness and will not feature competitively until May/June next year; mere weeks before the Paris Olympic Games gets under way from...

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