Former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell has joined Usain Bolt on the sidelines and will miss Friday’s IAAF Super Grand Prix in Doha.
Powell, 26, sprained his ankle competing at last weekend’s Penn Relays in Philadelphia and will be out of action for the next two weeks.
‘I’m really sorry to have to disappoint again but I know it is the only decision I can make,’ he said.
‘I am not injured badly and I know I will be fully recovered shortly.’
Powell is hoping to be back for New York’s Reebok Grand Prix on May 30.
The news of Powell’s injury comes days after triple Olympic champion sprinter Bolt was involved in a car accident in Jamaica.
The 22-year-old, who is resting after suffering minor injuries, is expected to return at the Bupa Manchester Games on May 17.