Olympic high jump silver medallist Mason out of worlds

Updated: Aug 05, 2009, 19:59 PM IST

London: Olympic high jump silver medallist Germaine Mason will miss this month`s world championships in Berlin with an ankle injury, UK Athletics said.

The Jamaican-born 26-year-old was injured competing in Stockholm last week.

"A subsequent scan showed a significant ankle ligament injury in his take off leg, ruling him out for the rest of the season," a UKA statement said.

The British team is already without European under-23 200 metres champion Toby Sandeman who has a foot problem.

The worlds will be held from Aug. 15-23.

Bureau Report