Bolt not ruling out pro football stint despite injury

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File: Jamaican track superstar Usain Bolt plans to concentrate on the 100 metres in the 2017 season.

File: Jamaican track superstar Usain Bolt plans to concentrate on the 100 metres in the 2017 season.

JOHANNESBURG – Despite limping out of the global spotlight with a pulled hamstring at the London World Championships in August, sprinting legend Usain Bolt has not ruled out the possibility of a professional football stint in the near future.

Bolt pulled up with the injury in the final race of his career at the 4x100m men’s relay just over two months ago.

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Widely-regarded as the best sprinter ever with his world records in the 100m and 200m, Bolt had always spoken about a career in football when he retired from athletics.

“I would love to play football now that I’ve retired from track and field,” Bolt told Fifa.com.

“I’ve been talking about it in interviews and a lot of clubs have reached out. Unfortunately, I got a bad hamstring injury in August and haven’t been able to do any training since then. Hopefully I will be able to play some games in 2018.”