Dina Asher-Smith WITHDRAWS from the Commonwealth Video games in huge blow to organisers… with Staff England star struggling extra harm heartbreak after sustaining a ‘slight hamstring pressure’ ultimately week’s World Championships
- The British sprinter sustained the harm in Eugene on the World Championships
- Her Olympics have been blighted by harm final summer time, as she broke down in Tokyo
- Asher-Smith introduced on Instagram she wouldn’t compete in Birmingham
Dina Asher-Smith has deserted plans to compete at the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham due to harm.
In an enormous blow for Staff England, and maybe extra so for a Video games missing in home star high quality, the sprinter has withdrawn as a consequence of hamstring harm sustained throughout the 4x100m relay on the World Championships in Eugene on Saturday.
A scan on her return to London on Monday has since revealed a pressure in her left leg moderately than a tear, however it’s sufficiently problematic for the world 200m bronze medallist to withdraw from the 100m and relay in Birmingham, the place the Video games open immediately.
Dina Asher-Smith suffered the hamstring pressure in final week’s 4x100m relay in Eugene
Asher-Smith, who tore hamstrings in her different leg previous to the Tokyo Olympics, mentioned: ‘Sadly, I’ve received a slight hamstring pressure and gained’t be able to race subsequent week on the Commonwealth Video games.
‘I like racing in entrance of a British crowd and was so excited to return to Birmingham, so I’m unhappy that I gained’t be there.’
Kelly Sotherton, Staff England’s athletics lead, mentioned: ‘It’s clearly actually unhappy to lose Dina via harm, given her stature and standing as among the best feminine athletes on the planet.
‘We all know simply how a lot she was wanting ahead to being a part of Staff England at a house Video games in Birmingham.’
Asher-Smith’s absence provides to a listing of main dwelling names together with Tom Daley, Max Whitlock and Jonny Brownlee who won’t be current on the Video games.
Birmingham bosses had additionally been sweating on the potential lack of Adam Peaty after the a number of Olympic champion injured a foot, however the swimmer has since declared himself match to compete for England.
Asher-Smith (c) is ‘unhappy’ to overlook racing in entrance of a house crowd, however vowed to return this yr