Hampshire Cycling Champion Dani King Injured In Crash

7 November 2014, 16:15 | Updated: 7 November 2014, 16:18

Hampshire olympic champion Dani King is recovering after a freak training accident saw her suffer five broken ribs and a punctured lung.

The 23-year-old from Hamble near Southampton, who is based in Cardiff, crashed on a regular training route in the South Wales Valley after a member of her training group hit a pothole.

King wrote on Twitter: ``Crashed whilst out training yesterday resulting in 5 broken ribs and a collapsed lung. Being looked after by the amazing NHS ICU in Wales.''

King's pain is being managed by medical professionals.

She won team pursuit gold at the London 2012 Olympics, but has opted out of British Cycling's track squad this season to focus on the road.

The accident has occurred in the road off-season, so comes as something of a blessing.

The track team, including King's fellow Olympic champion Laura Trott, are currently at the first round of the Track World Cup in Mexico.