EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) _ A torn ligament in Donovan Bailey's left knee will prevent the sprinter from running in the 4x100 meter relay at the world track and field championships, the CBC reported Tuesday.

Bailey, of Oakville, Ont., will still try to run in the 100 meters at the last major international competition of his illustrious career.

A spokeswoman for Athletics Canada did not immediately return phone calls.

An organizing committee spokesman said he had not heard about Bailey's injury.