"As an athlete, getting the best out of myself means pushing myself to the edge of my limits. Unfortunately, sometimes you cross the line and injury is inevitable," Brownlee said.
Brownlee will still have an opportunity to recapture his world title by scoring points at the remaining Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series races in Madrid, London, Kitzbuehel and the Grand Final in Budapest. Additionally, Brownlee will be able to use points from two World Cup races toward his final world ranking.
For more on the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series visit http://wcs.triathlon.org
For more on Brownlee visit http://www.alistairbrownlee.com