Russian star Aliya Mustafina will not compete at the upcoming world championships in Glasgow because of a back injury, she told media on Friday.
“Yes, I’ll miss the world championships,” she said. “The main reason for this is that I have a very sore back. I can’t say it’s a serious injury, but the pain has bothered me for quite some time. When I don’t train, it gets better, and when resuming training again the pain comes back.”
“As for my future plans, I never know in advance, so I don’t want to say anything on this subject,” Mustafina said. “Today I feel one way, but tomorrow might turn out differently.”