McLaren denies reports of leg injury for Jenson Button

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After the emergence of multiple reports that said McLaren’s Jenson Button pulled out of a recent triathlon on the Canary Islands due to a leg injury, the team has commented on the matter.

“Jenson decided not to complete the Canary Islands triathlon, but he is fit and well and has, contrary to a few rogue media reports, no injuries of any kind,” a team spokesperson has said.

“Indeed, he is driving in our simulator today and is looking forward to participating in the forthcoming Spanish Grand Prix.”

Those particular reports said that Button had completed the swimming and cycling portions of the triathlon but pulled out of the half-marathon run due to a muscle issue.

Button tweeted about the triathlon earlier this morning, but made no reference to any possible injuries.

However, on his Instagram page, he made reference to having to pull out of the running portion due to his “ITB,” or illiotibial band, acting up.

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The illiotibial band is a ligament that serves to help extend, abduct, and rotate the hip, as well as provide lateral stabilization of the knee. Injuries involving the band are common among runners.

F1 Paddock Pass: United States Grand Prix post-race (VIDEO)

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As Lewis Hamilton took another step towards his fourth Formula 1 World Championship Sunday at the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas, plenty of other topics of discussion emerged in the wake of Round 17 of the season from Austin.

Hamilton’s win came as his Mercedes AMG Petronas team claimed its fourth consecutive Constructor’s Championship, Scuderia Ferrari came up short once again despite a valiant effort in second and third, and Max Verstappen’s penalty after the race was the major talking point.

Elsewhere Valtteri Bottas struggled again, the Sahara Force India twins continued to pick up points, Carlos Sainz Jr. made a major positive impact in his first start with Renault, Brendon Hartley impressed on debut at Toro Rosso and Romain Grosjean and Haas F1 Team endured a tough weekend on Haas’ home soil.

Check out all the recap from the latest USGP in the latest post-race edition of the NBC Sports Group original digital series Paddock Pass with NBCSN pit reporter and insider Will Buxton, below.