10 Aug 2017

Walsh takes on circuit despite injury

9:36 am on 10 August 2017

World champion shot-putter Tom Walsh will continue on the European circuit despite carrying an injury.

Tom Walsh on his way to winning world championship gold.

Tom Walsh on his way to winning world championship gold. Photo: Photosport

An existing groin injury flared up just before Walsh won his title in London earlier this week.

Afterwards he was hobbling around and said his future competition was in doubt.

He's since had an MRI scan which has revealed a small tear.

However his manager Scott Newman said the injury is something Walsh feels he can deal with over the next few weeks with some treatment.

The 25 year old Timaru builder has two more competitions left before he'll return home to fully recover.

Walsh is scheduled to compete in the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham in 10 days time and then the Diamond League Finals in Brussels in early September.

Walsh is currently second in the Diamond League standings behind American Ryan Crouser, but in a change of format this year, all the athletes that qualify for the final are eligible for the top prize with a win in Brussels.

Walsh won the Diamond League title last year and picked up 70 thousand dollars.

He banked 80 thousand dollars for his win in London on Monday.