Andy Pozzi set to miss entire outdoor athletics season due to injury

Last Updated: 13/05/14 7:58am

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Andy Pozzi: Fresh injury misery for British hurdler

Andy Pozzi: Fresh injury misery for British hurdler

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British athlete Andy Pozzi is set to miss the entire outdoor season after suffering another major injury setback.

The 21-year-old has not raced outdoors since pulling up in the heats of the 110 metres hurdles at the London 2012 Olympics.

He had appeared back to his best during the recent indoor campaign, setting a 60m hurdles personal best on the way to finishing fourth at the World Indoor Championships in March.

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But Bath-based Pozzi will now be sidelined until next year - ruling him out of the Commonwealth Games and European Championships - after he suffered an injury to a bone in his foot ahead of Friday night's Diamond League opener in Doha.

Pozzi, who will undergo further assessment next week, said: "After missing much of last year through injury it's really hard to face that I will miss the outdoor season.

"After running so well in the indoors, I felt ready to continue my improvements to the 110m hurdles this summer.

"As difficult as it is to take this setback, I will take strength from the way I've come back more competitive against the world's best, despite previous injuries and a lack of racing."

British Athletics performance director Neil Black said: "It's heartbreaking for Andy as he was coming into good form and looked set to put himself amongst the very best this summer.

"However, the determination he's shown in the last few years can only mean he will come back into the fold mentally and physical stronger."

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