London 2012: Phillips Idowu pulls out of UK athletics trials

GB triple jumper Phillips Idowo

Britain's leading triple jumper Phillips Idowu has pulled out of the Olympic athletics trials in Birmingham.

The 33-year-old injured himself on his last appearance - at a Diamond League event in Oregon on 2 June.

UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee, who declined to clarify the nature of Idowu's injury, said: "It's not a worry. He is selectable."

Idowu has competed just three times this year and will have to rely on a discretionary place on the team.

In Oregon, the former world champion managed jumps of 16.43 metres and 17.05m, before injuring himself when he fouled with his third attempt.