Kat Matthews in hospital after collision with car during practice – Elite News

british star Kat MatthewsIRONMAN World Championship runner-up in St George in May, is recovering in hospital after being hit by a car while training.

Preparing for the return of the IMWC to Kona on October 6, Matthews was riding with other triathletes in Texas where she competed in the PTO US Open just over a week ago.

Posting from his hospital bed, Matthews said on Instagram: “A turn in the car [sic] inside me and hit me.

“Hopefully there will be no long-term injuries”

Her husband, Mark, elaborated: “Rumors are starting to circulate, so just to be clear, Kat is fine and in good hands with hopefully no long term injuries.

“Lots of nice messages and concerned people so to let it be known that she is going to make a full recovery.

“Has no major breakage but had to have lots of stitches and has a few small cracks.

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“Which, given the condition of the car that hit her, I think we can all agree, makes her a Wolverine.

“Of course she will be updated tomorrow, but she is quite fragile and currently taking heavy painkillers.

“Thank you for your kind words.”

Mark Matthews then provided an update: “Small fractures to the skull, two vertebrae, sternum and a dozen stitches. I’m waiting for the latest MRI results.

Kat is currently in 6th place in the world PTO rankings and was among the favorites for the sport’s biggest long-distance race in Hawaii.