Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt dropped out of a weekend track meet in Jamaica yesterday after being lightly injured in a car crash.
Bolt hurt his left foot Wednesday when he stepped on thorns as he got out of the wrecked BMW, according to a statement from his agent, Ricky Simms. He said Bolt is out of the hospital and doctors have advised him to rest for a few days.
"We will continue to monitor his progress over the next few days," Simms said.
Bolt will skip tomorrow's Kingston International as a precaution, and it is too early to say whether other races will be affected, Simms said. Bolt's next scheduled competition is a 150-meter street race in Manchester, England, on May 17.
Bolt lost control of his BMW M3 on a highway and crashed in a ditch near Spanish Town, just west of the Caribbean island's capital, Kingston. A police officer said it appeared that Bolt had been speeding.
An unidentified female passenger also escaped serious injury, police said.
In other Olympic news:
* Olympic cycling silver medalist Davide Rebellin, of Italy, has requested that his backup "B" sample be examined after testing positive for doping at the Beijing Games. Rebellin has denied doping.
* Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips, 33, will go to trial in San Diego on eight felony charges that he attacked his girlfriend in 2005.
* Senior wide receiver T.J. Porter and senior defensive lineman Tommie Duhart have left Pitt's football team and plan to transfer, the school announced. Both players were suspended from spring practice for disciplinary reasons and were dropped from the depth chart.
* Prep Charter wing guard Zaahid Holloman has committed to play basketball at the University of the Sciences.
* Tiger Woods matched a course record with a 30 on the first nine holes en route to a 7-under 65 that gave him a two-shot lead after one round of the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte, N.C. Four players, including Phil Mickelson, are at 67.
* The Indy Racing League suspended driver Sean Guthrie and his father, car owner Jim Guthrie, for disregarding directions by officials during a Firestone Indy Lights race last week in Kansas.
* U.S. pairs skater Derek Trent has retired, ending his partnership with Tiffany Vise. The couple competed together for 6 years and were the first to land a throw quadruple salchow in international competition. In 2008, Vise and Trent finished fourth at the national championships. *