London - Newly married Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill revealed on Wednesday she has had to delay her start to the season due to an Achilles injury.
The 27-year-old British athlete, who won gold at last year's London Olympics, had been due to compete in the Women's Athletic League Meeting in Edinburgh.
"Obviously I am really disappointed as I was really looking forward to getting my season under way on Saturday, but I am not going to take any risks," she told the website Give Me Sport.
"I have been told if I rest this now I should be able to resume my competitions as soon as possible -- hopefully next week.
"I am sorry to all the people in Edinburgh who planned to come and support me alongside the other athletes, but hope I can compete there another time. It promises to be a really good meeting and I wish all the other athletes good luck with their performances."
Ennis-Hill had been scheduled to compete in the hurdles, javelin and long jump in what would have been her first outdoor appearance of the season, but she has withdrawn on the advice of the UK Athletics medical team.
Her next scheduled event is the Diamond League meet in Oslo on June 13.