Pozzi ready to get back on course after injury woe

27 November 2014 / 10:55

Andrew Pozzi hopes his injury woes are behind him as he bids to get back to his best in the build up to Rio 2016.

The 22-year-old has not competed in an outdoor 110m hurdle race since pulling up with injury during the London 2012 Olympics.

Since then Pozzi has faced an injury-plagued two years but is back in training after undergoing foot surgery in May and says the struggle will all be worth it if he can rekindle his finest form.

“It’s such a cliché but the reason why we do all what we do is in the hope that we get to pull on the GB & NI vest and go to major championships,” he said.

“We’ve got a great team and we are all really supportive of each other. For what is quite an individual sport, the team cohesion is great and I missed it a lot when I was out injured.

“My coach and I are really keen not to make big decisions too quickly.  But we are really confident in what I can do if I can stay injury free

“I had two foot operations so I’m effectively rehabbing both at the same time. I’m just doing a lot of balance work and getting my feet used to working again.

“The muscles in my feet and my calves haven’t worked for the last few months so we started off with some walking drills and taking things slowly and not putting too much pressure on my feet at this stage.”

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