World record holder David Rudisha has hinted at making a comeback in athletics after a four-year hiatus full of injuries.
The 32-year-old made the announcement following a successful surgery for the removal of an implant on his left leg that has been there for the last one-and-a-half years.
Taking to his social media, Rudisha shared an X-ray photo to update fans on his health status after the surgery.
“I am glad that on Saturday 20th I had a successful surgery of removal of an implant on my left leg that has been there for the last one and half year. At least I will be back soon doing some running!” Rudisha posted on his Twitter account.
He went on to thank his doctor for successfully removing the implant from his leg.
“With orthopaedic surgeon @VBargoria after the successful removal of the implant. Thank you Dr Victor we trust in you. May God bless you,” he wrote.
Rudisha has not competed in any international competition since retaining the world title in London in 2017.
He has won back-to-back Olympic gold medals in the 800 metres in 2012 and 2016, and also holds the world record for 800 metres, 1:40.91.