Rutherford wants to bounce back at Commonwealth Games

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Greg Rutherford has vowed to return to Scotland with a bang at the Commonwealth Games after falling flat on his face at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix dress rehearsal.

Olympic long jump champion Rutherford arrived at Hampden Park, the athletics venue for the Glasgow 2014, looking to lay down an early marker for the Games on Saturday.

But the British record holder’s assault never even got off the ground in Scotland as he pulled out in the warm up with a knee injury and therefore did not compete.

It couldn’t be worse timed with Glasgow 2014 just over a fortnight away, but the 27-year-old is adamant he will make it up to the Scottish crowd when he returns north of the border.

“I was ‎really excited to jump in Glasgow and test the venue before coming back for Commonwealth Games,” said Rutherford, who hopes to compete throughout the Summer Series – events proudly backed by long-term supporter Sainsbury’s.

“Sadly during the warm up I ended up with a nerve irritation in the back of my knee. I’d like to apologise ‎for not competing and hope to make up for it in two weeks at Commonwealth Games.”

Sainsbury’s is proud to support British Athletics through the Summer Series events and is committed to helping young people lead healthier, more active lifestyles. For more information visit www.sainsburys.co.uk/legacy