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Jonathan Gault
RE: Evan Jager Will Attempt To Win His 8th Straight US Title After Just 40 Days of Running - Is It Enough?

is the answer because jerry said so? wrote:

Thanks, good article, Mr. Gault. Did it come up or did you ask, why the secrecy around his injury? Seems like so many athletes (except a handful of the look-at-me variety) just simply disappear when injured. Why can't they/their coach just come out and say so and so is injured, should be back in the fall or whatever. No need for hipaa violations, but something to keep the fans interested.

I didn't ask him that, no. I do agree that many athletes tend to just disappear when they're injured, but in Evan's specific case, it's not like he was ignoring my interview requests or anything. I only reached out to him about the injury a couple weeks ago and we were able to set up an interview.

What I've learned in my 5+ years covering the sport is that athletes in general just don't like talking about injuries, particularly if they are still currently injured. So I appreciated Evan taking me through step by step what happened to him.

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