Dani King feared the worst after training ride crash, says father

World and Olympic track champion Dani King remains in a South Wales hospital after crashing on a training ride, suffering a collapsed lung and broken ribs.

Dani King, British road race national championships 2013

Dani King feared spinal damage after the crash that left her with a collapsed lung and five broken ribs, according to her dad Trevor.

King was put on a spinal board following the incident on a training ride near Merthyr Tydfil last Thursday, caused by one of her fellow riders hitting a submerged pothole.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.