Commonwealth and European pommel horse gold medallist Rhys McClenaghan will miss the upcoming World Cup event in Germany because of a shoulder injury.
McClenaghan suffered a fall in World Championships in qualifying, citing a pre-event shoulder injury for his exit.
He had the injury diagnosed by doctors on his return home and has been advised to rest the shoulder.
“I hope to see a speedy recovery and I’ll be back on track in no time,” said the Northern Irishman.
McClenaghan had a breakthrough 2018, stunning Olympic champion Max Whitlock to win gold at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, adding European gold to his tally in August.
The Newtownards teenager also won World Cup gold in Turkey, preparing for the event by training in his back garden after coach Luke Carson was made redundant from Rathgael Gym in Bangor.