Athlete ‘not disabled enough’ for Paralympics considers amputating leg – Metro.co.uk

Oscar Knight was nine when he began suffering from complex regional pain syndrome, and he now relies on a wheelchair (Picture: Andrew Lloyd)

 
A 17-year-old athlete faces the heartbreaking decision of whether to amputate a leg so he can pursue his dream career in the Paralympics.

For eight years, Oscar Knight has competed in wheelchair basketball and dreamed of a spot on Great Britain’s Paralympics team.

But he has now been told he is not technically disabled enough to compete in the sport after a rule change by the international body for disabled sport.

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