Olympic all-around bronze medalist Danell Leyva recently suffered two dog bites trying to break up a dog fight and trained in Hartford, Conn., ahead of the P&G Championships with his left leg bandaged Wednesday, his agent said.
Leyva’s injury is not serious, his agent said, adding that Leyva would provide further information when he speaks to the media before this weekend’s competition.
It is reminiscent of February 2012, when Leyva needed about 80 stitches around his right ear after being bit by one of his family’s three American bulldogs while trying to break up another dog fight. Leyva won the AT&T American Cup one week later, stitches removed.
Leyva is among the headliners competing at the P&G Championships in Hartford on Friday and Sunday, the first of two men’s meets before the five-man Olympic team is announced.
NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra will air live coverage Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
The final meet is the U.S. Olympic Trials in St. Louis on June 23 and 25.