Jonathan Brownlee: “Gutted to announce I won’t be racing the Commonwealth Games”

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Jonathan Brownlee will not be able to defend his Commonwealth Games medals at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The injury that he sustained due to a crash at the World Triathlon Championship Leeds – a broken elbow – keeps him from racing. Brownlee claimed a silver and gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (2014), and earned silver with the relay in the Gold Coast four years ago.

On Instagram, Bronwlee wrote: “I’m gutted to announce that I won’t be racing in the Commonwealth Games. I have been struggling with my wrist since my crash in Leeds, and a recent scan revealed I have a scaphoid fracture. I have no other option than to wear a cast for 4 weeks.”

“Home games don’t come around very often, and I gave everything to be there and fit to race”, he continues. “After a month of suffering on the turbo, I ran out of time and luck. I will be supporting Team England all the way. I wish all athletes the best of luck! Enjoy racing in front of an amazing home crowd, it’s a massive honor!”