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Usain Bolt suffers serious injury playing football with celebrities: Ruptures Achilles tendon

Usain Bolt, who still holds the world records for the 100m sprint, 200m sprint and 4×100 relay, sustained a serious injury playing in a friendly football match in England.

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist, who is 37 years old and retired in 2017, suffered a fractured Achilles heel while playing in Soccer Aid, a match played annually to raise funds for UNICEF.

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Usain Bolt, who was playing in the World XI team coached by Mauricio Pochettino, had to be stretchered off at Stamford Bridge.

Usain Bolt confirmed on his social networks that he had ruptured his Achilles tendon

Shortly after the legendary sprinter confirmed on his social networks that he had suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon.

For the first time since 2018, England won Soccer Aid, which ended 6-3, against the World XI.

Which celebrities played in the 2024 Soccer Aid friendly match?

England players at Soccer Aid: Jill Scott, Steven Bartlett, Bobby Brazier, Stuart Broad, Alex Brooker, Gary Cahill, Karen Carney, Joe Cole, Jermain Defoe, Erin Doherty, Danny Dyer, Mo Farah, Tom Grennan, Eddie Hearn, David James, Paddy McGuinness, Miniminter, Samantha Quek, Sam Thompson, Theo Walcott, Ellen White and Jack Wilshere.

World XI players at Soccer Aid: Usain Bolt, Maisie Adam, Theo Baker, Tony Bellew, Roberto Carlos, Petr Cech, Martin Compston, Alessandro Del Piero, Diamond, Michael Essien, Patrice Evra, Tommy Fury, Eden Hazard, Roman Kemp, Kaylyn Kyle, Lee Mack, Jason Manford, John Obi Mikel, and Emmett J Scanlan.


Last modified: 15 June 2024