Nile Wilson has undergone successful surgery after struggling with an ongoing neck issue. He has been suffering from a large disc bulge which led to significant arm pain and following a recent consultation with a neurosurgeon he underwent surgery earlier this week.
The result of the surgery means he will not be able to compete at forthcoming events including the British Championships, Gymnastics World Cup and European Championships. He will be supported in his rehabilitation by the British Gymnastics Sports Science and Sports Medicine Team in collaboration with his coaches.
Following the surgery, Nile said:“I’m feeling very, very positive. I’m recovering well from the surgery and focusing for the first two weeks on rest as I have a sore throat and a sore neck. Everything looks like it’s gone well and for me it’s all about remaining positive and then when rested, focusing fully on my rehab going forward.”
Nile hopes to attend both the British Championships and the Gymnastics World Cup to meet gymnastics fans and support his GBR teammates, more details to be confirmed soon.
His replacement at the Gymnastics World Cup will be announced tomorrow.