Cate Campbell sustains wrist injury at Rio Olympic swimming trials after taking ‘an aggressive nap’


Commonwealth record holder Cate Campbell may require a painkilling injection in her right wrist to swim in Tuesday’s 100m freestyle Olympic trial final — all because she slept the wrong way.

Campbell, who injured the wrist when she took what she described as an “aggressive nap” last week, revealed after her heat swim this that a doctor is on standby to administer local anaesthetic into her wrist joint before the final if required.

“I’m an aggressive napper,” she explained. “It was sore in the morning and then I went for a nap during the day and slept on it again.

“It’s pretty good now. We have a doctor on standby in case it needs local but we’re hoping it doesn’t need that. It’s definitely improved. We’ve done some aggressive treatment on it. A bit more rest to come and it should be fine.”

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