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Laura Muir 'pretty close' to full recovery from hip injury

LAURA MUIR, ominously, sees the finishing line in her race to journey from the trough of hip injury in the spring to lofty conquests in the summer. “I'm getting pretty close,” the Olympic silver medallist attests. A good place to be, four weeks out from the world athletics championships in Oregon where the 28-year-old senses a chance to fill one of the few voids in an already illustrious CV.

Laura Muir happy to be back with a bang after injury lay-off

TRAINED to pursue a diagnosis and then seek a cure, the qualified veterinarian in Laura Muir could surely appreciate the grand tour of possibilities explored before doctors discovered that the source of the back complaint that derailed her indoor season in late-winter was hidden within her hip.