KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
The 2018 Commonwealth Games double gold medalist
Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda left for Netherlands to treat his
president of the Uganda Athletics Federation, told Xinhua in an
interview on Thursday that Cheptegei who left on Monday has had
the injury for sometime.
Uganda finish in 15th place at the 2018 Gold Coast
Commonwealth Games in Australia last month when he won gold
medals in the 5,000m and 10,000m races.
Otuchet said it was
a wise decision for Cheptegei to seek medical advice from the
experts in the Netherlands ahead of a busy season which will
have several IAAF Diamond League events and the Africa Senior
Championships to take place in Nigeria.
“We are confident
that Cheptegei’s injured knee will heal in time ahead of the
Prefontaine Classic Diamond League in Oregon,” Otuchet said.
Cheptegei, who had
registered for the IAAF Doha Diamond League, withdrew from the
event that took place on May 4, but he will take part in the
meet in Oregon slated for May 25-26.