Usain Bolt gets kicked in the balls and rolls around in agony during Central Coast Mariners trial match
USAIN BOLT may want to rethink his footballing career after being kicked in the balls during a trial match for Central Coast Mariners.
Footage shows the Olympic sprint legend rolling around in agony after taking a boot square in the crown jewels.
Bolt started up front alongside former Championship star Ross McCormack in a pre-season trial against Macarthur South West United.
It is his final chance to impress before the Australia A-League kicks off next Sunday.
And he certainly showed some steel jumping in for the challenge which left him temporarily incapacitated.
Bolt, 32, knows his footballing future is on the line today.
He said: “This will determine… [what] the club want to do with my career, so it’s a very important game.
“I have been improving but you won’t know what level you’re at until you play a competitive game so I just have to go out there and see what I need to do or whether I should continue or not.
“I’m just pushing myself and have put in the work so now I have to go out there and execute.”
Bolt made his Mariners debut in August but must convince coach Mike Mulvey he is worthy of a place up front.
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He said: “He said he wants me to play me up top.
“He just told me to make sure that I’m focused to push myself and just take my chances when I get them.”
Bolt arrived on the football pitch rusty after a career in track and field.
The Jamaican reckons he is up to speed now, though.
He said: “My movement and my touch is much better now. How to set my body, where to place the ball.
“There is a lot of things I have learned. I am much fitter now so I will have more time on the field and that’s good.”