February 01, 2024
Jack Shephard withdraws from the Para World Championships.
Badminton England are unhappy to announce that Jack Shephard is withdrawing his entry to this yr’s Para-Badminton World Championships in Thailand resulting from harm.
Jack, a two-time World Champion and the reigning silver medallist following his look within the Ultimate in Tokyo two years in the past, has been pressured to withdraw from subsequent month’s BWF event following skilled medical recommendation to unravel an ongoing harm.
Based mostly on the main medical recommendation on this discipline, Jack’s harm requires a brief however sustained interval of relaxation which is anticipated to sideline the Chesterfield-born para-badminton star for a interval of as much as six weeks.
Nevertheless, in figuring out this harm early, we all know this era of recuperation will guarantee Jack is ready to recuperate his health and high type in good time forward of this summer time’s Paralympic Video games in Paris.
“Naturally, I’m desperately disillusioned to overlook this yr’s World Championships however I do know that that is the best path to take for my harm,” Shephard stated.
“There’s nothing that frustrates athletes greater than harm, however it’s optimistic that the restoration time shouldn’t be anticipated to be too lengthy and, as and after I’m advised I can get again out on courtroom to coach, I’ll be raring to go and able to compete to the perfect of my skill!”
Head of Efficiency at Badminton England, Mark Beecher, added, “It’s by no means pleasing to withdraw gamers from main tournaments for which they’ve been working so onerous in the direction of in coaching day-after-day, however it’s positively the best factor to do for Jack. Our focus must be on the Paralympic Video games in August and this era of relaxation will enable the harm to heal absolutely and supply Jack sufficient time to get himself again to full health and competing on the very highest stage in Paris.”