Greg Rutherford’s hopes of creating Winter Olympics debut in the bobsleigh take a dent after London 2012 gold medallist confirms he has suffered a fractured shoulder
- Greg Rutherford has suffered with persistent shoulder situation and is now sidelined
- The former lengthy jumper will now be out for a matter of weeks after coaching injury
- Rutherford will hope to make his Winter Olympics debut in Beijing in February
Greg Rutherford’s marketing campaign to compete in the Winter Olympics has hit a snag after he fractured his shoulder.
The London 2012 lengthy bounce gold medallist had been getting ready to make his four-man bobsleigh debut at a World Cup race in Innsbruck, Austria, on Sunday.
With the Beijing Winter Olympics starting in February, Rutherford’s progress had been described as ‘astonishing’ by his workforce, however a persistent shoulder situation has flared up in coaching, which means the 35-year-old will probably be sidelined.
Greg Rutherford has confirmed an injury has sidelined him forward of his bobsleigh debut
The former lengthy jumper is trying to compete for Team GB in the Olympic bobsleigh occasion
The early analysis is that he’ll solely be out for a matter of weeks, albeit at an important level in his conversion to a brand new sport.
He wrote on Instagram: ‘A little bit of frustrating news. I am sadly not competing this weekend.
‘Something in my shoulder has been giving me a bit of jip for a little while now and on Saturday it came to a bit of a crescendo and I’m now having to have it looked at and sorted.
‘It’s really annoying, it means I have to wait now to make my debut in the sled in competition.
‘Got to get on top of these things, because fundamentally I’m aiming to go to an Olympic Games. I have to get it fixed, I have to get it right.’
Rutherford’s hopes of creating the Winter Olympics have been dented by a shoulder injury
Rutherford has made glorious progress since changing from the lengthy bounce to his new sport