Andy Turner to miss indoor season after surgery on both achilles tendons

Injury-hit Turner to miss indoor season after surgery on both achilles tendons

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08:54 GMT, 16 October 2012

British 110m hurdler Andy Turner will miss next year's indoor season after surgery on both ankles.

Nottingham-born Turner, 32, who has
endured an injury-hit season, underwent an operation to remove a
plantaris tendon and have both his achilles tendons scraped.

Target: Andy Turner aims to be 'pain-free' by end of the year

Target: Andy Turner aims to be 'pain-free' by end of the year

'I'm just trying to get pain free so I can train fully and have a good outdoor season and make amends for a poor 2012,' said Turner on his own website.

'At present I haven't set myself exact targets but to make the world final (World Athletics Championships in Moscow in August) and to break my PB, are two things I'm confident I can do if I'm pain free.

'It (the operation) sounds a lot worse than it is. I should be back in full training by Christmas, so unfortunately indoor this year will not be happening.'

Turner failed to reach the final of the hurdles in the London 2012 Olympics, finishing fourth in his semi-final.