Jessica Ennis-Hill to miss indoor season due to injury

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Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to miss the indoor athletics season due to an Achilles injury. The indoor season begins on 20th February, but the Olympic heptathlon champion has decided to prioritise her preparation for the Rio Olympics in August. 

Ennis-Hill says "Training over the winter has been great, but in the last two weeks my right Achilles has been sore. I am waiting on guidance from my medical team after having a scan, but with just two weeks to my first race my coach and I have made the decision to skip the indoors and keep the focus on Rio. My training schedule and the appropriate care is being developed now with the outdoor season as the focus. My priority has always been Rio and I don’t want to take any risks in the short-term."

Ennis-Hill struggled with a similar injury back in 2013, which caused her to miss the World Championships.