Olympics: China's Liu Xiang set for London surgery
LONDON (AFP) - Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang will go under the knife in London on Wednesday after a serious Achilles tendon tear put him out of the London Olympics, an official said.
The former 110m hurdles gold medallist, whose heartbreaking injury exit for the second Games in a row drew millions of messages of support, will return to China soon after the operation, he said.
"He will have an operation today," Chinese Olympic committee spokesman Zhang Haifeng told AFP.
"Both Chinese and local doctors examined him yesterday. He's almost broken his right tendon."