Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 January 2008, 10:52 GMT
Injury wrecks Turner medal hopes
By Phil Jones

Andy Turner
The injury means Turner cannot even fly back from Africa yet
Britain's leading sprint hurdler Andy Turner has been ruled out of the World Indoor Championships in Spain in March after rupturing a disc in his back.

The Commonwealth and European medallist suffered the injury during warm weather training in South Africa.

"It's frustrating because I was feeling great. I really felt like I could get a medal," he told BBC Sport.

The 27-year-old will be out of action for between two weeks to two months, depending how the injury develops.

606: DEBATE

At present, he cannot make the 11-hour journey back from South Africa, so for the time being he must stay there and have treatment from UK Athletics's travelling medical staff.

"I can only stand up or lie flat on my back at the moment," he explained. "I'm not allowed to sit down - not even to eat."



SEE ALSO
Turner just misses hurdles medal
02 Mar 07 |  Athletics
Douglas and Turner snatch medals
12 Aug 06 |  Athletics
Britons earn 110m hurdles medals
21 Mar 06 |  Commonwealth Games


RELATED BBC LINKS:

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Daily and weekly e-mails | Mobiles | Desktop Tools | News Feeds | Interactive Television | Downloads
Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

Help | Privacy & Cookies Policy | News sources | About the BBC | Contact us