PETALING JAYA: Walker Narinder Singh will be out of action for two months.
Narinder, who holds the national record in the men’s 20km walk, fractured his toe in a road accident last month.
The 28-year-old was returning home after training when he had a fall from his motorcycle and injured his left toe.
“I am disappointed. This has dashed my hopes of qualifying for the Asian Track and Field (ATF) in Manila in September. I will undergo a medical check-up at the end of this month. However, I am only expected to recover in a month’s time. I will only be back in training in early August.
“I have not taken part in any walk event this year and my first meet will be the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur from Sept 4-7.”
Narinder was to have competed in the first national walk circuit in Kuala Lumpur last week but pulled out because of his injury.
Narinder took part in the ATF meet in Colombo last year but was disqualified for “floating” in the 20km walk.
He said his main target this year was to qualify for the Vietnam SEA Games. For that, he needs to beat the qualifying mark of 1’33:46.
But first, he needs to recover from his injury.