Mourey, Vervecken hurting before Worlds

Francis Mourey (France) and Erwin Vervecken (Belgium), two of the major contenders for a podium at the World Championships in Hoogerheide this weekend, are trying to recover from back injuries in the days leading up to the race.

Mourey abandoned Sunday's race after feeling a sharp pain in his back before the start, not wanting to jeopardize his chance this weekend. He told AFP that he was able to train and was going to visit a physiotherapist to help identify the source of the pain. He still expects to travel to the Netherlands tomorrow and be on the line with his French team on Sunday. "This week, my priority will be on recovery to be 100% on Sunday."

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