Hurdler Anderson confident of ‘full recovery’ after knee injury
Jamaica’s national record holder in the 100m hurdles Britany Anderson is hopeful of a “full recovery” after her 2023 season ended prematurely when she suffered a knee injury while training.
The 22-year-old, who won the silver medal at last year’s World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, is hoping to be back for next year’s Olympic Games in Paris, France.
She confirmed reports about a season-ending injury when she posted on her Instagram page this week, “these past few weeks have been personally challenging for me as I’ve had to deal with a significant injury to my knee. Unfortunately, I will be sitting out this season just to make sure I get the best recovery possible”.
Anderson, who ran 12.31 seconds (0.3m/s) to break Daniel Williams’s 12.32 seconds in the semi-finals in Eugene last year, is part of a powerful Jamaican female sprint hurdling group that includes Ackeera Nugent, Olympic Games bronze medallist Megan Tapper, Williams, Demisha Roswell, and Crystal Morrison as well as World Athletics Under-20 medallists Kerrica Hill and Alexis James.
She was positive about rebounding from the injury, however, saying, “The good news is that I will make a full recovery. The prognosis from my medical team is nothing short of 100 per cent positive. I am working very hard to make that a reality over the coming weeks. I am truly diving into this process, learning a huge amount along the way, and am thankful for the support I have received from all corners”.
Anderson, who has won medals at all levels, including gold at the World Athletics Under-18 and silver at the Under-20 level, added, “This setback has allowed me to re-evaluate my relationship with track and field. What I’ve found is that I’ve fallen in love with this sport to a level I never thought possible. I hope that this passion can inspire those of you out there, who I am lucky enough to have following my life and career, to climb your own mountains, no matter how high and how steep. The peak will truly show you the limitlessness of your own possibility.”