BOA seek Idowu’s medical records
Olympics:The British Olympic Association have written to triple jumper Phillips Idowu asking for details about the injury which has cast doubt on his chances for the Games. Idowu, 33, failed to travel to a warm weather training camp in Portugal yesterday prompting the BOA to seek clarification about his hip injury.
BOA spokesman Darryl Seibel explained: “Our chief medical officer Dr Ian McCurdie wrote to Phillips and his agent yesterday asking that he provide to Dr McCurdie the relevant medical records relating to his injury and the treatment he is currently receiving.
“Those should be provided to our chief medical officer on a confidential basis. The basis for doing this is a clause in our team members’ agreement that says athletes are required to provide details of any injury or illness that may impact on their performance during the Games.”
A fully-fit Idowu would be one of the top medal hopes among British track and field athletes. Idowu is due to compete on August 7th and his coach Aston Moore said he has chosen to stay in London for treatment from a private physiotherapist.