A recurring hamstring injury has caused Egypt’s Ramy Ashour to withdraw from next week’s ATCO PSA World Series Finals, the flagship PSA World Tour squash event in London which features the eight players who earned the most points from the nine PSA World Series championships in 2011.
The $110,000 event will take place for the third time at The Queen’s Club, from 4-8 January 2012.
Ashour, the 2007 champion, finished in third place in the 2011 Dunlop PSA World Series Standings after winning three World Series titles in the year.
The 24-year-old from Cairo has been plagued with hamstring and adductor injuries – and will now undergo specialist treatment in a clinic in Cologne in Germany in January.
Ashour’s place in the 2012 ATCO PSA World Series Finals line-up will be taken by fellow countryman Mohamed El Shorbagy, the 20-year-old world No8 from Alexandria who will be making his debut in the championship.
“I’m very happy to get in the World Series Finals but hope for a speedy recovery for my team mate Ramy,” said the young Egyptian on hearing the news.