Katarina Johnson-Thompson out of Commonwealth Games with foot injury

English heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson pulls out of the Commonwealth Games with a foot injury.

English heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson has been forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games with a foot injury.

The 21-year-old recently suffered a stress reaction in her foot and has been advised not to take part in Glasgow.

However, Johnson-Thompson is expected to be back in action next month.

"I'm absolutely devastated that I'm not going to be able to compete at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow," she said in an official statement. "I was so looking forward to competing in another home games and this time as one of the favourites.

"The Commonwealths was a key target for me this year and I was feeling so good in my preparation up until this week so this is a real blow.

"All the advice is telling me that I risk long term damage if I compete in a heptathlon in just over a week's time and I have to take that advice for the sake of my career."

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill claimed back in March that Johnson-Thompson was capable of winning the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Great Britain poses with her silver medal in the Women's Long Jump Final during the medal ceremony on day three of the IAAF World Indoor Championships at Ergo Arena on March 9, 2014
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