Information from Sports Integrity Australia:
From 1 January 2022, all Glucocorticoid (GC), “cortisone”, injections will be prohibited in-competition. This is a new ruling, making their classification consistent with oral GC preparations.
GC injections are permitted out of competition, however, most commonly used GCs have a wash-out (clearance from the body) period of between three and five days while some types of GCs can stay in a person’s system for up to 60 days for intra-muscular injection. This means that some injections given before competition can be detected in an in-competition sample.
If an athlete requires a GC injection for legitimate medical purposes, they’ll need to check the Sport Integrity App for their Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) requirements and keep good medical records to enable a TUE application. Please remind your athletes to always discuss any treatment with their doctor and check any medications they are taking on GlobalDRO.