Lisa suffers new injury heartache
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.”
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BODY BLOW: Lisa Dobriskey faces six weeks on crutches