Usain Bolt, has put a break to his football training after he traveled out of Australia for a “previously planned commitment”, his A-League club has said.
This decision is coming months after the track legend, arrived in Gosford, 75 kilometers (47 miles) north of Sydney for a training with the Central Coast Mariners in the effort to achieve his dream of playing professional football.
Bolt had been with the A-League side for three weeks and in August made a 20 minute apperance for the club in a pre-season game.
“Usain Bolt will be abroad from Sunday, 9 September to Sunday, 16 September for a previously planned commitment,” the Mariners said on Saturday.
“This commitment was agreed between Usain Bolt and the Central Coast Mariners before his training period commenced with the club.”
The team did not reveal where Bolt was traveling to, but Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reported that he was going to France for an event.
Bolt’s arrival has generated excitement on the Central Coast, with some 10,000 people packing the local stadium for his football debut.
The world’s fastest man has struggled with his fitness since arriving but said last month that he hoped to be ready to go by the start of the A-League season in mid-October.