Britain’s athletics captain Dai Greene has been forced to pull out of the ongoing European Championships due to a hamstring injury.
The 32-year-old had been due to compete in Monday’s heats for the 400m hurdles, but he has instead been forced to withdraw with what appears to be a similar injury to the one that forced him to sit out the Commonwealth Games earlier this year.
Greene is a former European champion having won the 400m hurdles in Barcelona in 2010, while the following year he also claimed World Championship gold in the same event.
However, the Welshman has also had his fair share of injury problems over his career, as he was only able to race 11 times between 2014 and 2017, while he missed out on an Olympic medal on home soil in 2012 before being unable to compete in Rio de Janeiro four years later.
British Athletics broke the news of Greene’s withdrawal on Monday, but they also confirmed that he will continue to inspire the rest of the British team in his role as captain. “He’s been an amazing captain and will continue to inspire his team-mates from trackside,” a British athletics tweet read.