17 February 2016
Olympic and world long jump champion Greg Rutherford (coach: Dan Pfaff) has withdrawn from the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix at the Emirates Arena on Saturday 20th February due to a minor injury.
Rutherford said: “I was planning on competing in Albuquerque again last Friday, but decided not to jump due to some minor pain I've felt during my warm up routine.
“Unfortunately I'm still dealing with this and while it hasn't been any easy decision, I have to withdraw from this week's Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix.
“The atmosphere during the 2014 Commonwealth Games was fantastic and I'm disappointed that I can't make it back to Glasgow, especially since my training was going very well.
“It's just a minor injury I'm dealing with, but you have to be smart in an Olympic year. With the help of my medical team I'm still hoping to be able to compete at the Indoor British Championships in Sheffield as I will have another week to be 100% healthy. In the meantime I'm sure my British teammates will show some great results in Glasgow.”