SOLIHULL’S Andrew Kaar is preparing himself for a frustrating road to recovery after injury ruled him out of achieving a life-long dream at this summer’s Paralympic Games.
The 26-year-old was enjoying the best form of his career before breaking a bone in his heel two weeks ago while training at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium, just days after being selected for the Paralympic GB squad.
Karr impressed when he broke the T20 3,000m world record in Birmingham, before taking gold at the INAS FID European Indoors, along with bronze in the 1,500m.
But, instead of lining up for the ultimate honour this summer, the Birchfield Harrier will be at the start of a six-month road to recovery.
“Obviously it’s hugely disappointing to miss out,” said Kaar, who benefits from being a member of the Lloyds TSB Local Heroes programme.
“I won’t be competing again this season. It’s going to take me a long time to get back.
“I’m aiming for the INAS FID European Indoor championships next March for my comeback. I was really successful there this year and so it’s a good time to get back.”
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