Matty Lee: Staff GB diver to overlook Paris Olympics after spinal surgical procedure

Olympic champion Matty Lee will miss this summer season’s Paris Video games after having surgical procedure on his backbone.

Lee received gold within the males’s synchronised 10m platform at Tokyo 2020 alongside British team-mate Tom Daley.

The 26-year-old mentioned this season had been “actually powerful” as he struggled with a again damage.

“Every week in the past at this time I went underneath for a discectomy on my L5/S1 disc in my backbone,” the diver posted on Instagram, exterior on Wednesday.

Leeds-born Lee added: “The surgical procedure went effectively however my surgeon advised me my nerve was very caught and it took longer than anticipated to take away my bulging disc with out damaging my nerve.

“He additionally advised me it would not have gotten higher by itself so to have the surgical procedure was the precise resolution.

“What this implies for me this 12 months is self-explanatory which could be very unhappy however the cause I look so joyful in hospital is that I am not in power ache, we have discovered an answer and I’ve one thing to work on.

“This season to this point has been actually powerful, felt like I have been dragging myself by way of the filth. In a bizarre manner I have been put out [of] my distress however it’s additionally compelled me to take care of myself and that is what’s necessary.”

Lee has partnered with Noah Williams in recent times, profitable Commonwealth gold and World Aquatics Championships silver collectively in 2022.

Daley and Williams will likely be among the many favourites to win Olympic gold within the males’s synchronised 10m platform in Paris, having claimed silver at February’s World Championships.

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