Usain Bolt leaves field on stretcher after suffering ruptured Achilles during charity soccer match

June 11, 2024
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Usain Bolt suffered a serious injury at a charity soccer match in London over the weekend and needed to be stretchered off of the field.

Bolt, 37, revealed Sunday he suffered a ruptured Achilles during the Soccer Aid charity game. Photos showed the track legend competing in the match and then being taken off of the pitch.

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Usain Bolt carried off the field

World XI’s Usain Bolt is stretched off following an injury during Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2024 at Stamford Bridge in London. (John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)

The Jamaican was on the Soccer Aid World XI FC side along with Eden Hazard, Tommy Fury and others. The squad went up against the English All-Stars. Bolt played in the match last year and scored a goal.

The English team came out on top with a 6-3 victory. Joe Cole, Ellen White, Steven Bartlett, Jermain Defoe and Theo Walcott scored for the squad. Hazard, Alessandro Del Piero and Billy Wingrove scored for the Soccer Aid World FC side.

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Usain Bolt on the ground

Usain Bolt of World XI reacts after missing a chance during Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2024 at Stamford Bridge on June 9, 2024 in London. (Henry Browne/Getty Images)

The charity raised more than $19 million for UNICEF.

Bolt is going on eight years removed from his final Olympic gold medal. He owns world records in the 100-meter (9.58) and 200-meter (19.19) races. He wrapped up his Olympic career with 8 gold medals. He also had 11 gold medals in the World Championships.

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Usain Bolt misses a score

World XI’s Usain Bolt rues a missed chance during Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2024 at Stamford Bridge in London. (Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)

In 2018, Bolt started to train with the Central Coast Mariners soccer club of Australia’s A-League. He scored two goals against an amateur club in a friendly. He left the club in January 2019 and declared his professional sporting career to be finished.

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