Jessica Ennis-Hill insists she is well on the road to recovery after being forced to miss this summer’s World Athletics Championships through injury.
The 27-year-old was one of the stars of the show in 2012, picking up heptathlon gold at the Olympics.
However she has been unable to build on that success this season with injuries taking their toll, an Achilles problem forcing her to sit out the global gathering in Moscow in August.
But Ennis-Hill is adamant she can see the light at the end of the tunnel following a frustrating year, and is itching to get back to business.
"It has been quite a long process, but I am recovering well," she said. "It is healing.
"I have been following my rehab programme, doing what the doctors and physios tell me to do and getting back into full training slowly.
"I think every year is a big year in athletics, there is a Commonwealth Games and then another World Championships and then Olympics Rio.
"It does come around really quickly but there is always something really important to focus on each year."
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