I had tendonitis in my knee 7 years ago. I also had a stress fracture. It was no fun, and I hope to avoid that ever happening again.

Unfortunately, it is not the most uncommon injury. Asafa Powell, who is currently the world record holder at 100 meters (pending Justin Gatlin‘s appeal regarding steroid use), is out for the early season races this year. He has run 9.77 seconds a few times now, but he may not be able to race for another month or two. He is training at a low intensity, though.

“To put a time frame on it, it’s very difficult,” Asafa’s manager Paul Doyle said on Wednesday. “It could be in a matter of a week, or it could take five weeks.”

(Source: Asafa Powell News)