Newly crowned Pole Vault record holder, Renaud Lavillenie, had injured his ankle following his record breaking jump of 6.16m in Donestk, Ukraine.
The Frenchman cut his inside foot when landing on the mats after clearing 6.16m. He was taken to a local hospital after the competition where several stitches were put to close up the injury. According to information from his former coach Gill, 12 stitches were put to close up the wound.
"I still have three weeks to get prepared and I do not want to give up, Even on one leg I will give all I have," Said Lavillenie.
According to L'Equipe newspaper Lavillenie will not take part in any of his planned schedule until the world indoor championships hoping to speed up the recovery process.