Cycling champion Rachel Morris's hopes of defending her Paralympic title have suffered a set back after she suffered whiplash and shoulder injuries when she was hit by a car in Surrey.
Morris is now in a race against time to be on the start line for the time trial and road race at the LondonParalympics in August.
She was six minutes into a time trial near her home town of Guildford last week when a car ran into the offside of her hand-cycle. She managed to get as close to the kerb as possible as the off-side wheel of her bike was destroyed.
- Morris has a condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- It involves a malfunction of the nervous system that causes extreme pain
- When she injures herself, her body reacts in an abnormal way and destroys itself