Vaguely North to miss the Europeans
I am hugely disappointed to say that we have had to withdraw Jimmy from the Europeans at Blair. He has picked up a bang to a joint in training which looks like it will need a couple of weeks rather than a few days to settle properly. Thankfully it is nothing serious and all scans and X-rays are clear, but we cannot risk him carrying a knock into a Team Championships because of the potential for serious injury, and also the risk to the team. I am devastated for his owner Henrietta who had so generously made him available for Blair, and was very much looking forward to it. His performance at Badminton showed that he has been in the form of his life this year and I had hoped Blair would really play to his strengths. I would like to aim him at Pau CCI**** in October, and I hope to have him back to full work in a couple of weeks. I wish the rest of the team the very best of luck, though I am gutted not to be there with them!