British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson has revealved via her official instagram page that she suffered an achilles injury at the end of last year.

‘At the very end of last year I sustained an injury to my achilles. As a result of that I have spent the last few weeks in a boot which will be coming off tomorrow.

This news doesn’t impact my plans for 2021, Tokyo is still very much the focus,’ the current world champion wrote on her Instagram page.

The 28 year-old, who will be looking to add an Olympic gold medal to her Doha 2019 World Championship title, added: ‘My rehab is going as well as could be expected and whilst I am currently at home in Liverpool focusing on my recovery I will be heading back to Montpellier to begin training again in March.

‘Understandably, this is not the start to the year I was hoping for but I’m pleased to be able to share this off the back of a positive few weeks.’