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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce doubtful for Commonwealth Games trials

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Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is in a race against time  to be fit for her country´s national trials ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

The two-time Olympic 100m champion recently pulled out of a Diamond League meet in New York because of a pain in her left leg, and will now seek medical treatment before the trials.

The try-outs take place at the end of next week, and only the top three athletes will be selected for the Games which begin in Glasgow on July 23.

Despite the fears, her manager, Bruce James, still expects the world champion to compete.

"The only thing which would stop her from competing next week is if the medical team says it's not in her best interest to do so," James told BBC Sport.

"Outside of her medical situation, she will compete at the trials and we expect her to be selected to represent Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games."

If Fraser-Pryce, 27, falls short in her race to be fit, she could still be selected for the Games, James revealed. He added, however, that it would be good to race and win her spot to "remove any doubt".

Even if she is passed fit, the undoubted queen of Jamaican sprinting will have to improve on her recent form. Prior to pulling out in New York, the athlete could only manage eighth in the 200m in Eugene, as well as seventh in the shorter format in Rome.

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