Leamington C&AC’s Sue Harrison has been forced to withdraw from the GB squad for the World 100k Championship in November following a recurrence of the injury she suffered last winter.
An MRI scan confirmed hamstring tendinopathy and a stress reaction in her pelvis, with the inflammation now on both sides.
It is a bitter blow for Harrison who had been stepping up her training ahead as she looked ahead to the World Championship in Doha.
“I had a long consultation with my physio Mark Buckingham to assess the extent of the injury and come up with a rehab plan,” said Harrison.
“He said that if I tried to train for, and race, 100k I risked doing much more damage and ending up with a full-blown stress fracture.
“His expert professional opinion was that it was more a case of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ that would happen.
“Basically, I had no option but to withdraw from the team - a heartbreaking decision.”