Jessica Ennis-Hill has had to put her 2013 heptathlon debut on hold again – raising doubts over whether she will be fully fit for the World Championships in Moscow, which start on 10 August.
The Olympic heptathlon champion had been due to compete at this weekend's European Cup Combined Events Super League meeting in Tallinn, but a lingering ankle injury has forced her to pull out. This is the third time she has had to delay her start to the season.
Ennis-Hill said: "I have been running and putting some force through the ankle, but I feel that doing a heptathlon is not the best option to achieving a full recovery. This season's focus has to still be the heptathlon in Moscow."