Amy Tinkler in better spirits after injury set back

By JAMES COLASANTI

SOUTH ESSEX star Amy Tinkler is in better spirits a week after an injury ruled her out of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The Olympic bronze medallist saw her hopes of competing alongside club-mates Max Whitlock and Reiss Beckford in Australia in April when she tore ankle ligaments during a floor tumble in a World Cup warm up on Thursday, March 22.

Her coach Ross Falsetta confirmed today Amy is due to see a specialist this evening ahead of returning to her family home in Durham for some rest and recuperation.

He added: “The early indication is , although not a nice injury, it is the type of ankle ligament injury which offers the best chance of a full and straight forward recovery.

“Obviously Amy was hugely disappointed when it happened but she is in better spirits now and positive about how she will get over it.”

If Amy’s rehabilitation goes according to plan, she hopes to be back in contention for the British team for the European Championships in Glasgow this summer.

Reigning all-around, floor and team champion Max will represent England at his third Commonwealth Games next month.

Reiss, who won all-around and floor silvers at the 2010 competition for England, will compete at the Commonwealth Games for Jamaica for the first time.