Glasgow 2014: Greg Rutherford to miss London event as 'precaution'

Greg Rutherford
Rutherford suffered a nerve irritation in the back of a knee in warm-up for the Glasgow Diamond League event

England's Greg Rutherford has pulled out of Sunday's Anniversary Games in London as a precaution ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

The Olympic long jump champion, 27, withdrew from last weekend's Glasgow Diamond League meeting after suffering a knee problem in warm-up.

"Sadly I wont be jumping this weekend in London," Milton Keynes athlete Rutherford wrote on Twitter.external-link

"Precautionary decision with the Commonwealth Games being so close."

The Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow on 23 July. The men's long jump competition starts on 29 July.

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