Lisa suf­fers new in­jury heartache

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Cricket Trampolining - By Alex Hoad

Ash­ford AC star Lisa Do­briskey has suf­fered more heartache on the eve of a ma­jor cham­pi­onships af­ter be­ing ruled out of next month’s World Cham­pi­onships in Moscow through in­jury.

The 29- year- old New Rom­ney ace stepped off the track 600m into a tough 1,500m at the Bri­tish Cham­pi­onships at Birm­ing­ham on Sun­day in clear dis­com­fort. Scans on Tues­day re­vealed a mus­cle-tear which will leave her us­ing crutches for the next month and brought her sea­son to a pre­ma­ture close.

For­mer South­lands School pupil Do­briskey – who won World Cham­pi­onship sil­ver in the 1,500m in Ber­lin in 2009 be­fore an 11th-place fin­ish in Daegu two years ago – thanked well- wish­ers for their sup­port us­ing twit­ter.

She said: “Sadly the scan picked up a grade 3 tear so I have no choice but to end my sea­son here. I’m over­whelmed by all the mes­sages of sup­port. Thankyou so much. I have six weeks on crutches.”

Last year Do­briskey won a race to be fit for the Lon­don 2012 Olympics af­ter over­com­ing a hip in­jury and then bat­tling blood clots on her lungs.

She even­tu­ally fin­ished 10th in the fi­nal, hav­ing been an ag­o­nis­ing fourth in Bei­jing four years ear­lier.

Mean­while Hythe’s Jack Green is con­sid­er­ing bring­ing his sea­son to an end af­ter sev­eral months bat­tling per­sonal prob­lems.

The 21-year-old 400m hur­dler reached the semi- fi­nals in the last World Cham­pi­onships in South Korea and the Lon­don Olympics, how­ever this year has failed to fin­ish many of his events and pulled-up in his fi­nal event, the heats of the Euro­pean un­der-23 Cham­pi­onships in Tam­pere, Fin­land, last week.

The for­mer Brock­hill School pupil told wrote on twit­ter: “I’ve had the worst year of my life with a lot of per­sonal is­sues and thought I’d be brave and get back on the track.

“It wasn’t to be but hey. Thank you for all the sup­port and to all those who got me on the track.”

He added: “Con­grat­u­la­tions to all those se­lected for the World Cham­pi­onships. Tough to look at the list this year but wish­ing ev­ery­one the best.”

Pic­ture: Wayne Mccabe FM2169961

PUSH­ING ON: Ash­ford United had a freak goal to thank for their pre-sea­son win over Folke­stone In­victa at Home­lands on Satur­day. De­tails, page 75

Pic­ture: Barry Good­win

BODY BLOW: Lisa Do­briskey faces six weeks on crutches

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