Swim star Jack returning home for surgery

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Swimmer Shayna Jack is returning to Australia to have surgery on a broken hand but is adamant the Commonwealth Games remain on her agenda.

Jack was forced to withdraw from the world championships in Budapest where she made a triumphant return to international competition after a two-year doping ban.

Jack won gold and silver medals as part of the Australian relay teams at the worlds but was injured ahead of her scheduled individual freestyle swims.

It was initially reported the 23-year-old was hurt after slipping in a warm-up area.

But Jack revealed she broke her hand when it became entangled in another swimmer's suit in the warm-up pool.

The Queenslander had x-rays at a Budapest hospital which showed a spiral break in the fourth metacarpal bone in her left hand.

"The past couple of hours I have been in shock and disbelief," Jack wrote on Instagram.

"To ensure the fastest possible recovery for my hand I will be returning to AUS for surgery.

"Post surgery the plan is to return to my teammates in Chartres in preparation for the Commonwealth Games."

The Australian swim team will hold a training camp in Chartres ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham starting on July 28.

At the world titles, Jack was part of Australia's gold-medal winning 4x100m freestyle relay on the opening night of competition and added silver as part of the nation's 4x100m mixed medley team.

Jack was banned for two years just before the 2019 world championships in 2019 after traces of a banned substance were found in her system.

The Queenslander has maintained her innocence of performance-enhancing doping, admitting she didn't know how she tested positive to the banned substance Ligandrol.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting