Corporal Chris Sherrington has pulled out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games due to injury.
The Royal Marines judo star was a favourite to come away from Birmingham with a medal but has been replaced in the Scotland team by Andrew McWatt.
Cpl Sherrington had been working hard to recover from surgery to repair a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in time for the Games.
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Speaking to Forces News a few weeks ago, he explained how his recent injury issues scuppered his Olympic dream.
"It's not been ideal," he said. "I tried to make the Toyko Olympics and broke both of my ACLs. I waited and got an operation done.
"I literally got signed off as fully fit in January."
There are still two Forces stars aiming for medals in judo at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Corporal Sarah Hawke, of the Royal Military Police, will represent Northern Ireland, while Corporal Victor Ahiavor, who serves with the First Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, will fight for Ghana in judo.