By Duncan Mackay

Ben Quilter with Paralympic bronze medallistNovember 15 - Paralympic bronze medallist Ben Quilter is to have an operation on the knee injury which he believes hampered his performance at London 2012.

The 31-year-old judoka from Brighton won bronze in the -60kg category despite rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament seven weeks earlier.

"It's fairly routine and a lot of judo players have this operation," he told BBC Radio Kent.

"With all the rehab, it'll put me in good stead post-op to crack on as soon as possible.

"My coach said this isn't about sport, a Paralympic medal or your career, this is about the rest of your life"

The operation is likely to keep him out of competition until the middle of next year. 

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