Athletics: Toni staying quiet on Ennis-Hill’s return to competition

Toni Minichiello and Jessica Ennis
Toni Minichiello and Jessica Ennis
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Jessica Ennis-Hill’s coach Toni Minichiello says he is ‘staying quiet’ on when the Olympic heptathlon champion will return to action.

Ennis-Hill was due to take part in this weekend’s European Cup Combined Events Super League meeting in Estonia but was forced to pull out after an ankle injury was deemed not to have recovered sufficiently.

Speaking at Wimbledon today to the BBC Minichiello said: “I’m not going to say when she’ll be back because the last couple of times when I said she’d be competing she hasn’t.

“So I’m going to stay quiet on that one.”

However Minichiello did say that 27-year-old Ennis-Hill is training hard: “She did a full session on Monday. She did long jump and shot put. We had to change her strength and conditioning work a bit. She’s in full training.”

Heptathlete Karla Drew and decathlete John Lane, who train with Minichiello in Sheffield, have both been selected for the British squad.

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