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Long jumper Mitchell Watt back on track from calf injury

Fears hat long jumper Mitchell Watt would miss the Australian domestic athletics season have eased after a solution was found to his troublesome calf injury.

The world championship silver medallist, who performed strongly at training this week, is aiming to compete at the Sydney Grand Prix in a fortnight.

Watt was hampered by the injury at last year's world championships in South Korea. It was thought he might have to sit out the season, which culminates in the Olympic selection trials in Melbourne on March 2-3.

But a recent medical summit in Brisbane, chaired by Athletics Australia high-performance manager Eric Hollingsworth, helped instigate a treatment that has the national record-holder finally back on track.

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