Jonny Brownlee withdraws from 2022 Commonwealth Games

Medal hopeful Jonny Brownlee has been forced to withdraw from the Birmingham Games following elbow injury at Leeds WTCS a month ago

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: Jonathan Brownlee of England (1) and Alistair Brownlee of England (11) look dejected after the Men's Triathlon on day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Southport Broadwater Parklands on April 5, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Following an injury sustained at the World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds, Jonny Brownlee has withdrawn from representing Team England at this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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Brownlee was involved in a crash at the event in Leeds, with the racing in Birmingham coming too soon in his recovery process to allow him to compete.

Speaking on his withdrawal, Brownlee said: “I’m desperately disappointed. I was very positive after my original diagnosis about being fit for Birmingham.

“My elbow was getting better by the day, but my wrist wasn’t. The scan revealed I have a fractured scaphoid and for the benefit of my long-term health, it needs to go in a cast.”


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Team Leader for Triathlon and Paratriathlon for Team England, Jonathon Riall said:

“We all share in Jonny’s disappointment and I know how much Jonny was looking forward to competing in Birmingham, but unfortunately, despite the support and treatment he’s had, the injury he sustained in Leeds means this won’t be possible. We all wish him well with his continued recovery and to getting back on a start line later in the year.”

Brownlee’s replacement will be announced in due course.

Top image: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

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