A Paralympic gold medallist could launch a compensation claim after a road traffic accident severely hindered her chances of retain her title at London 2012.
Hand-cyclist Rachel Morris won gold in the time trial event in Beijing four years ago and was scheduled to defend her crown at this year's Games, which get underway on August 29th and close on September 9th.
However, the Guildford-based 33-year-old sustained a dislocated shoulder when she was hit by a car during a training session last week and her participation at the event is now in doubt.
Ms Morris suffers with reflex sympathetic dystrophy - meaning her body recovers slowly from injuries - and told BBC Surrey she expects the injury to cause her problems for the next six to eight weeks, as she will be unable to do weight training.
"I think it will have a massive impact on me coming away with a podium finish again. It has shattered my dreams," she added.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson