Jessica Ennis-Hill is reportedly going to be out of action for as long as fifteen weeks, according to ESPN.com.
Earlier this week the medal-winning heptathlete delivered the news that she would not be competing at the World Championships in Moscow, after failing to overcome her on-going achilles injury.
Ennis-Hill, one of the most prominent figures in British athletics, struggled at the Anniversary Games last weekend after not competing since her Olympic heroics.
She has now finally conceded that she will have to take time out to recover. Toni Minichiello, Ennis-Hill's coach, spoke to BBC Radio 5, and offered an insight into the depth of the problem.
"Achilles tendons are awkward and there's a period of rest.
"If we're lucky then we're looking at a 12 to 15-week recuperation period.
"When she didn't respond well after the London Diamond League, the position was that it didn't make sense and you're probably going to cause her more damage and lose the remaining years of her career to struggling with the injury.
"As a coach I'm not prepared to take that kind of risk so decisions are made and we pulled her at that stage."
Fans will be hoping the gold-medalist can make a proper recovery this time around, as she looks to build on last year's success.
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