Lavillenie, an athlete in track and field, underwent surgery for his hamstring and will be sidelined for a minimum of 6 months.

The pole vaulter underwent surgery on Thursday for his left thigh, as announced on his Instagram account. The athlete is not expected to resume sprinting for approximately six months.

Le perchiste Renaud Lavillenie a été opéré jeudi de la cuisse gauche, a annoncé sur son compte Instagram l’athlète, qui ne devrait pas reprendre le sprint avant six mois environ. Âgé de 36 ans, Lavillenie a été opéré d’une rupture partielle du tendon de l’ischio-jambier de la cuisse gauche par le docteur Nicolas Lefèvre de la Clinique du sport à Paris.

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On Wednesday, the Clermont resident stated to the daily newspaper La Montagne that he would not be able to resume sprinting for six months. Renaud Lavillenie had been forced to withdraw from the Athletics World Championships in Budapest (August 19-27).

The summer had been challenging for the athlete from Clermont who had not achieved better than a jump of 5.61 meters this season in seven competitions and had not even cleared any bars at the last French championships in Albi.