“Completely over that”-Matherson says injuries are a thing of the past as he prepares for return to the track

By April 17, 2023
“Completely over that”-Matherson says injuries are a thing of the past as he prepares for return to the track FSU

Former Kingston College standout Jhevaughn Matherson is finally healthy and ready to make a return to form in 2023.

The 24-year-old, now training at the Racers Track Club in Kingston, burst onto the scene all the way back in 2013 when he sped to a smooth then-Class 3 100m record 10.85 to win gold at the ISSA Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium.

His high school career, despite including some bright spots, was plagued by injuries after that 2013.

 In 2019, Matherson moved on to Florida State University (FSU) in the USA and had a decent first season where he reduced his 100m personal best to 10.24. The next three years, however, followed the same pattern as his high school career with several nagging injuries as well as an achilles injury that required surgery.

Now back home, Matherson says he is healthy and working on a comeback.

“Right now, I’m healthy and working hard on the return,” Matherson told SportsMax.TV.

“I expect big things so fans should expect big things as well. I’ve been working really hard so I’m just waiting on the right time to show that work,” he added.

As it relates to his history of injuries, Matherson says that is a thing of the past.

“Definitely!” said Matherson.

“The main issue was strength and I’m working on that. I had an achilles injury that required surgery and I’m completely over that as well,” he added.

Expected to compete in the 100m at the Racers Grand Prix on June 3rd, Matherson also gave his opinion on the state of the men’s 100m in Jamaica at the moment.

“It should be exciting. There is a lot of quality and I expect great things this season and beyond,” he said.

The sprinter, who will graduate from FSU next month, also expressed gratitude for his time abroad.

“Definitely thankful for the lessons learned along the way. I’ve learned a lot about track and field from being overseas and I’ve been able to implement it while making my return home,” he said.

 

 

 

 

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