Annalise Murphy ruled out of upcoming World Championships with knee injury
Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy has been forced to withdraw from next week's World Championships after suffering a knee injury.
The 24-year-old had been hoping to add to her medal haul but released a statement today confirming the disappointing news.
"I unfortunately have to withdraw from the World Champs next week after sustaining a knee injury 3 weeks ago," Murphy said.
"I set these championships as my major goal and I have put everything in preparing for them so I am devastated that I won't be able to compete. I have to look at the big picture and I have 3 years until Tokyo so getting my knee right is the most important thing at the moment. Lots of exciting things on the horizon and hopefully I'll be back on the water soon! Thank you all for the continued support."