Cayman Islands National javelin record holder Alex Pascal will not have to have surgery on his injured elbow after all and expects to be back throwing within two months.
Pascal originally planned to undergo a surgical procedure to fix a torn ligament in his right arm.
That operation would have left the 19-year-old student undergoing rehab for nearly a year.
After seeking a second opinion, however, doctors last week decided the injury was not as severe as originally thought and decided on a different treatment.
“I experienced heartaches,” Pascal said. “Late-night, can’t sleep, thinking about ‘is this a career-ending injury?’ But I’m happy that the Lord’s on my side, that he’s actually helping me with this.”
While Pascal will still miss the Commonwealth Games, he should be at full strength at the start of the track and field season for the University of Missouri next season.
“I think it’s gonna make me a lot stronger and come out on top,” Pascal said.
Based on past performances, Pascal will start as a favorite to win the Southeastern Conference javelin title in his first season of competing for the Tigers.