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KC's Rodgers doubtful for Champs

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 2:04 PM
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Kingston College (KC) principal Dave Myrie said Ugandan middle distance runner Arymanya (Ari) Rodgers is a major doubt for next month's ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships (Champs), which is set for March 26-30 at the National Stadium.

Rodger, who won the 2000m steeplechase at Champs last year, picked up an ankle injury while representing the school in the final of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup football competition against St George's College last December. KC won 3-2 to claim their first Manning Cup title in 32 years.

Myrie said the injury has severely affected Rodgers' preparations for Champs, which has forced him to miss a number of developments meets.

"Ari got injured in the final of the Manning Cup against St George’s College when we won the Manning Cup and basically he has been in rehab since," Myrie said. "We are still monitoring the situation to determine how we progress. I am always mindful of what the medical doctors say, so we await the medical advice and the medical."

"We are always hopeful, but again, at the end of the day, the youngster's health is of paramount importance. Until they say everything is good, then we sit await that," he said.