PROTRACK

A forum devoted to track events from 60m to the 2 mile. Mainly pro but also news from local, national and international sprint & middle distance competitions.

Log in

I forgot my password



Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Who would win the VRTA voted awards so far?
Steve Hooker OUT for Australian season EmptyFri Aug 02, 2019 10:26 am by Ribera

» VAL Carnivals - Where will you race
Steve Hooker OUT for Australian season EmptySun Jul 28, 2019 2:02 pm by Mex

» VRTA Presentantion Evening
Steve Hooker OUT for Australian season EmptyMon Jul 22, 2019 10:54 am by Todd Ireland

» Top Australian pole vault coach quits amid investigation
Steve Hooker OUT for Australian season EmptyThu Jul 18, 2019 3:53 pm by Admin

» Burnie athletics legend John McLaren's streak of 67 years of attendance of the Stawell Gift has ended this year
Steve Hooker OUT for Australian season EmptyThu Jul 04, 2019 12:16 pm by Admin

» Terry McAuliffe
Steve Hooker OUT for Australian season EmptyFri Jun 14, 2019 4:40 pm by John LeRay

» Stawell washup
Steve Hooker OUT for Australian season EmptyWed May 15, 2019 10:11 am by AussiePro

» Targetted disqualification at Stawell
Steve Hooker OUT for Australian season EmptySat May 11, 2019 5:50 pm by Fast

» Stawell results
Steve Hooker OUT for Australian season EmptyThu Apr 25, 2019 12:19 pm by JH

August 2019
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

Calendar Calendar


You are not connected. Please login or register

PROTRACK » GENERAL » Steve Hooker OUT for Australian season

Steve Hooker OUT for Australian season

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1Steve Hooker OUT for Australian season Empty Steve Hooker OUT for Australian season on Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:57 am

Admin

Admin
Admin
Admin
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/athletics/steve-hooker-out-for-australian-season/story-e6frfgkx-1225963555858

Steve Hooker OUT for Australian season 555369-steve-hooker

Steve Hooker out for Australian season
By Mike Hurst
Herald-Sun
1st December 2010


STEVE Hooker - the biggest drawcard in Australian athletics - has been grounded for the domestic season by a chronic knee injury.

The absence of the Olympic and world champion is a huge blow to the sport in Australia. He will miss Melbourne's major meeting on March 3 and the Australian titles at Olympic Park in April.

Athletics Australia's athlete agent Maurie Plant had wanted to bring out French stars Renaud Lavillenie and Romain Mesnil, who claimed the minor medals behind Hooker at the 2009 world titles in Berlin.

But the pair will remain at home, where they will be drawcards at the European indoor titles in Paris in March.

Hooker's knee, which has given him grief since 2001, became a major issue in January 2009.

"That is when his pole snapped and hit his knee," coach Alex Parnov said.

"In Canberra we met with doctors and with physiotherapists Craig Purdam and Brent Kirkbride.

"The verdict is Steve needs at least two months doing a special recovery program before he can even start plyometrics (jumping activities) and sharper stuff.

"At this stage obviously there is no chance for Steve to compete in the domestic season because the nationals are in mid-April and he cannot even start specific training until around then. It is important to get this problem fixed."

Parnov said Hooker was aiming to return in June.

"We need four to five competitions before Daegu (the world titles in South Korea in August) to prepare him best as possible," Parnov said.

http://protrack.forumotion.com

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum