GARY NEVILLE pulled his hamstring while taking on Team GB superstar Dina Asher-Smith in a 100m race.
After a heart-to-heart with Asher-Smith about the upcoming Games in Tokyo and the ongoing fight against racism, Neville was challenged to a 100m dash by the sprinter and coach John Blackie.
Despite being given a 10m headstart, Neville managed pull his hamstring just seconds in – before blaming 2019 Sports Personality Coach of the Year, Blackie.
After pulling up just a few metres in, Neville squeaked: “Oh no! I knew it would go. It was always going to go, wasn’t it?
“Coach, you didn’t warm me up properly.
“Coach of the Year? He’s pulled my hamstring!”
Neville never pulled his hamstring during his 19-year playing career for United and England – despite making 687 appearances in all competitions for club and country.
In fact, the right-back only ever suffered one major injury – an ankle issue that kept him sidelined for 11 months in 2007.
Incredibly, having retired in 2011, Neville has since pulled his hamstring TWICE.
As well as his injury while interviewing Asher-Smith, Neville also suffered the injury while playing for a Premier League all-stars team that took on a Vincent Kompany XI in 2019.
Nev was forced off after just half an hour of the exhibition match after chasing after Craig Bellamy.
At the time, he told Geoff Shreeves pitch-side: “I’ve never pulled my hamstring in my life – I’ve just pulled my hamstring.”
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