Foot injury set to bring curtain down on Jenkins' season

16 July 2014 / 18:28

Helen Jenkins’ injury woes look set to continue with the two-time world triathlon champion facing yet another spell on the sidelines.

The 30-year-old finished fifth at London 2012, recording the highest ever position ever achieved by a British woman at an Olympic Games.

However Jenkins, who won the ITU world title in 2008 and 2011, has since struggled with injuries, missing the whole of 2013 with knee and back injuries.

She made her World Series return in April this year, recording three world podium positions,  before pulling out of the latest leg of the ITU World Series in Hamburg last Saturday during the run with a niggle in her foot.

And, with the injury revealed to be more serious, Jenkins concedes her season may again be over prematurely.

“I’m obviously devastated,” said Jenkins, who will now miss the forthcoming Commonwealth Games where she was due to compete for Wales.

“I will get more information from the specialist this week but with a grade two tear of my Plantar Fascia, it’s almost certain that I won’t be racing again this season.

“I particularly want to thank my support team who have worked so hard to get me back racing after such a difficult 18 months after the Olympics.”

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