Mollie Patterson’s Commonwealth Games dream has been ended by a shoulder injury which has seen her have to withdraw from the team.

Patterson has been receiving physiotherapy treatment on the injury in recent weeks and, following a scan which showed serious damage, Team England medical staff advised that she should not play at the Games.

A replacement athlete will be announced by Team England in due course to join Tin-Tin Ho, Maria Tsaptsinos and Charlotte Bardsley in the women’s squad for the Games, which start on July 28.

Team leader Matt Stanforth said: “This is a very unfortunate situation and we really feel for Mollie, who had worked very hard to secure her place in the team.

“However, the medical advice was clear and we are now focusing on supporting Mollie through her rehabilitation.”