Double Olympic and four-time world triple jump champion Christian Taylor is set to miss the Tokyo Games after rupturing his Achilles tendon.
The 30-year-old’s fiancee, Austrian Olympic hurdler Beate Schrott, posted the news on her Instagram feed.
She says the American suffered the injury at Wednesday’s Golden Spike competition in the Czech Republic.
Schrott says Taylor has already had surgery, but how long Taylor may be out for has not been disclosed.
The US athletics federation wished Taylor a speedy recovery without confirming the injury.
The Tokyo Olympic Games are due to start on July 23 after being delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.