Dianne Durham: ‘I’m not a threat’

Dianna Durham will miss the rest of the 2016-17 season with a hip injury, as she recovers from an ankle injury.

The Duchess of Cambridge was ruled out of Sunday’s World Cup opener against Belgium in Doha after she sustained a suspected fracture to her right ankle.

The 26-year-old suffered the injury on her first-half attempt, which was caught on a kick from a defender and ended her day-one comeback against France.

“I’m disappointed for everyone, especially for my family and my friends,” Durham told BBC Sport.

“But I’m ready to go back to work and I’m determined to be ready for next year.”

This injury has forced me to go through a lot of tests and it’s been a long recovery but I’m in a great position to play again.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to be back to the training I know I can do and ready for the next World Cup.”

Durham will have surgery to repair the ligament in her right foot and will miss her first World Cup.

The Duke of Cambridge is back to full training for the World Cup qualifiers in Dohuk and Dubai next month.

Durham has had a long history with gymnastics.

In 2012 she competed at the World Championships in Athens, where she was knocked down on her third try.

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