Greg Rutherford: GB long jumper suffers ankle injury at Gavardo meeting

Great Britain’s Greg Rutherford suffered an ankle injury at a meeting in Italy despite claiming victory in the long jump. The London 2012 gold medallist, 30, jumped 7.95m in the third round in Gavardo – a meeting record – to beat Italy’s Camillo Kabore (7.45m). But Rutherford later tweeted: “Sadly not to be today. The…

US Open: Rory McIlroy to return from rib injury at Erin Hills

World number two Rory McIlroy says he has recovered from a rib injury and will for the US Open. The 28-year-old Northern Irishman was treated for a stress fracture to the ribs earlier in the year and pulled out of May’s PGA Championship at Wentworth. He also missed this weekend’s Memorial Tournament, the final warm-up…

Rachel Atherton: Injury ends world champion's two-year winning run

World champion Rachel Atherton’s two-year UCI downhill Mountain Bike World Cup winning run came to an end on Sunday when she missed the race at Fort William, Scotland through injury. The British rider, 29, dislocated her shoulder in a crash during a practice run on the morning of the race. Atherton, who had won 14…

Rory McIlroy pulls out of PGA Championship with rib injury

World number two Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from next week’s PGA Championship at Wentworth because of a rib injury. The 28-year-old, who was treated for a stress fracture to his ribs earlier in the year, felt discomfort during the recent Players Championship in Florida. “I have been advised to take a conservative approach to my…

Dustin Johnson has 'low expectations' on return from back injury at Wells Fargo

World number one Dustin Johnson says he does not have “many expectations” of success on his competitive return following a back injury that ruled him out of the Masters last month. The American, 32, will compete in the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina this week. The US Open champion withdrew on the…