According to a post on Michael Jung’s Facebook page, his Rio mount fischerTakinou picked up an infection in Aachen and will no longer be able to travel to South America for the Olympic games.

Jung expressed his devastation at the news, though notes that “Taki” will heal and La Biosthetique Sam will instead be heading to Rio. Longtime partners, Sam and Jung won Olympic gold in 2012 as well as 4* events Burghley and Badminton in the last year alone. Let’s see if the pair can defend their title!