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Saturday, August 28, 1999
Injured Jones flies home; season in doubtSEVILLE, Spain (AP) -- Marion Jones flew home today for further medical tests on the back injury which knocked her out of the world track and field championships.
The American sprinter and long jumper, who was seeking a record four gold medals at the championships but left with only one gold and a bronze, flew to London to catch a Concorde flight to the United States.
Going with her may be her chance at a share of a $1 million jackpot in the Golden League series.
"Jones will have medical exams in the United States and then they will decide whether she comes back," said Wilfried Meert, organizer of the series' next meet, Friday in Brussels. "The exams will take until Monday and the final decision should be made by Tuesday."
The Van Damme Memorial meet in Brussels is the sixth leg of the seven-leg Golden League series in Europe.
Jones is one of four still in contention for a share of the prize, which is split among athletes who win their event at all the Golden League meets.