Posted August 02, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: LaShawn Merritt
LaShawn Merritt's coach says ''it's difficult to tell'' if the Olympic 400-meter champion will be completely healthy to race, even though the American's injured left hamstring is ''pain free.'' Merritt pulled up shortly before the homestretch at a tuneup meet in Monaco on July 20. He hopped around and held the back of his left leg, before grinning and sounding optimistic about his chances of being ready for the Olympics. In an email to The Associated Press on Thursday, Merritt's coach, Loren Seagrave, said Merritt has been rehabbing the leg and is much improved.
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