Kian Emadi admits he is unsure when he will make his competitive return to the track as he continues his recovery from a back injury suffered in September.
The 22-year-old has missed the British Championships, European Championships and the first round of the Track World Cup in Mexico, but hopes to be back to full fitness in time for the World Championships in February.
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“You take it day-by-day,” he told British Cycling. “Stuff can go really well and you feel great or you can have a little bit of a setback so it’s hard to put a date on stuff.
“The worlds is the big target and if I can get some good work done before then I’ll see what happens.”
Initially, the Stoke-on-Trent star tried to train through his back injury, but soon realised the ailment was worse than first thought.
“It was a few days really when my back was feeling a bit sore really and we just thought it was a niggle,” he said.
“So I kept trying to manage it and train and then I was just in the gym one day lifting and it felt a tweak.
“You get a little bulge at the bottom of your back and it just makes it a bit uncomfortable.
“I’ve been seeing Phil Burt, the [Great Britain Cycling Team] physio, a lot and he’s been doing some great work and kept me in really good shape.
“I’m training, it’s a little bit modified to take care of the niggle but it’s going well.”
Source: British Cycling