Fletcher given the big e over in­jury

The Wokingham Paper - - SPORT -

BEN FLETCHER has been forced to with­draw from the World Cham­pi­onships due to an el­bow in­jury.

The Wok­ing­ham ace, who now rep­re­sents Ire­land, was due to travel to Baku, Azer­bai­jan, later this month look­ing to build on an im­pres­sive year so far.

Fletcher, 26, has won bronze at the An­talya Grand Prix in April, sil­ver in Dus­sel­dorf and golds in both Tu­nis and the Ir­ish Open in Dublin in 2018 al­ready.

But now the Olympian will be forced to watch on from afar and con­tinue his re­cov­ery from the in­jury suf­fered last month.

Tak­ing to In­sta­gram, Fletcher said: “The el­bow in­jury I have sus­tained means for the next month or so I’m go­ing to have to take ev­ery­thing very easy and let my el­bow and body re­cover.

“That means no World Cham­pi­onships for me this year.

“It’s ob­vi­ously aw­ful tim­ing and as you can imag­ine has been re­ally dif­fi­cult to deal with.

“I should hope­fully be back for the tour­na­ments at the end of the year and will be mak­ing the most of the en­forced rest I am stuck with at the mo­ment.

“Big shout out to the peo­ple who have been mes­sag­ing me and check­ing on progress. It re­ally means a lot.”

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