Sally Pearson says she would have risked the end of her athletics career by trying to overcome a hamstring injury and compete at the Rio Olympics.The Olympic 100m hurdles champion says shes gutted at being forced to withdraw from the Rio Games after injuring a hamstring tendon at training on Monday.I could have gone to the Olympics and still competed but competing and going out to the Olympics, it means different things to me, she told the Nine Network on Wednesday.I go there for 100 per cent effort and I wouldnt be able to give that effort that I would like to bring ... and the risk of re-injuring and causing a lot more damage and probably not coming back was very, very high.And I still have Gold Coast 2018 (Commonwealth Games) on my mind ... if I want to be able to come back for that stronger, fitter and faster than ever, then I need to take this time to make sure my body has healed.Pearson had returned to her Gold Coast base to find fitness and form after struggling in three comeback races in Europe earlier this month.The races were her first competitive outings after a year-long absence because of a broken wrist and a torn calf muscle suffered in a fall during a race in June last year.Her comeback was stalled by Achilles and separate hamstring issues before Mondays setback.It is a hard time for me ... Im disappointed and Im gutted, she said.Everyone knows Im a competitor and Im a fierce competitor and I like to represent my country proudly at any competition that I go into.Unfortunately it is the biggest sporting event in the world that I am going to be missing out on and I cant be a part of. Its upsetting.Pearson said she was finally feeling near her best until her fresh injury on Monday, My body finally was starting to feel normal again, it was starting to feel the speed, the strength - it was all coming together, she said.Unfortunately on Monday, my body just didnt agree with me this time.It couldnt push that little extra bit to the edge, I just tumbled over the edge unfortunately this time, and I tore my hamstring.The 29-year-old said the injury was to her biceps femoris tendon in a hamstring.Its not so much just like a tear (sic) hamstring and youll be right in a couple of weeks, it is a tendon injury, Pearson said.The biceps femoris has two heads and I split those two heads.Doing something like that in a tendon injury, it takes a long, long time to get better ... and unfortunately seven weeks out (from the Rio Games) I have done a tendon injury and its not going to allow me to get back in time for the Olympics.Fake NCAA Jerseys . - The Oakland Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday. 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Time for the fans and media to start scrutinizing just how good the Cornhuskers are.One narrative is that the Huskers have been just good enough to beat everyone on what thus far has been a light schedule and that their worthiness of a top-10 ranking is questionable. Another narrative is that a team that has dealt with the offseason death of their all-conference punter and myriad injuries is coming out on top after losing so many close games last year.Coach Mike Riley said Monday he tells his players the outside chatter means nothing and that whats happened so far will have little bearing on how the season is remembered.Were at a good point with our record right now. We love that record, Riley said. Whatever ranking that brings us right now is great. All this stuff is just fun for everybody else, and for us its exactly the record we want, and now we have to get better.The Huskers (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) probably need to get a lot better if they hope to survive the meat of their schedule, which begins after Saturdays home game against Purdue (3-3, 1-2).Back-to-back road games against No. 10 Wisconsin and No. 2 Ohio State come next, and theres a visit to defending West Division champion Iowa following home games against Minnesota and Maryland.Inconsistency on offense and poorly performing special teams are Rileys greatest concerns.The 360 total yards in Saturdays 27-22 win at Indiana were a season low and third lowest in Rileys 19 games at Nebraska. 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Caleb Lightbourn had a punt blocked for the second time, this one resulting in a safety, and Mitchell Paige had a 39-yard return to set up an Indiana touchdown.It was a bad day, Riley said. That teams job is to cover and protect, and we didnt do either of them. We have a lot of work to do there.He also lamented a missed opportunity on a 15-yard punt return by DeMornay Pierson-El that Riley said was one block away from going for a touchdown.Nebraskas defense, particularly the much-improved secondary, continues to be the strength of the team.The Huskers intercepted two passes against Indiana, giving them 11 through six games. Last year they picked off 10 passes in 13 games. They also had three sacks on Saturday.Safety Kieron Williams already seems to be heeding Rileys advice about not listening to those who judge the looks of the Huskers wins.Style points? What it looks like? Williams asked. 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