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Tweddle suffers minor injury

April 26, 2012 18:02 pm

Beth Tweddle has declared herself "100% committed" to getting fit in time for the London Olympics after being ruled out of next month's European Championships in Brussels with a knee injury.

Tweddle, Great Britain's most successful artistic gymnast, underwent minor surgery on her left knee last Friday having sustained a slight tear in her meniscus, which had only started causing her pain two days earlier.

It means she will not attempt to defend her uneven bars title at the Euros, but the 27-year-old three-time world champion still has her sights set on Olympic glory this summer.

"I didn't have a fall - my knee just started hurting, so as a precaution I had a scan and the decision was made that I would have keyhole surgery," said Tweddle, for whom London 2012 is set to be her third and final Games.

"It was all done within about 24 hours, so they were quick off the mark.

"The decision was that it had to be done then, otherwise it could progress into something bigger.

"Literally two days after surgery I was back in and starting my rehab programme.

"The team seem really pleased with my progress so far, so I have no worries about being fit for the summer.

"Obviously it is disappointing to miss this competition, but it is better to miss this one than to miss the summer.

"100% in my own mind now, I am still committed towards that Games."

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