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Woods suffers injury scare

British medal prospect James Woods has suffered an injury scare just days before his Winter Olympics ski slopestyle campaign.

The 22-year-old suffered a hip injury after a fall last Friday and only returned to training on Monday, although he is still expected to compete on Thursday.

Yet Team GB confirmed in a statement that Woods is in no danger of not competing at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in the debuting Olympic slopestyle event.

Team GB chief medical officer Niall Elliott said: "Following a fall in training on Friday, James has received physiotherapy and medical treatment for a hip injury.

"He is progressing well and returned to training today as expected.

"He didn't complete all the training but this was very much part of the plan."

Woods has been highly regarded in freestyle skiing circles after earning Britain's first-ever major championship slopestyle medal with bronze at the Winter X Games Europe in Tignes, France.

He also earned a spot on the podium in last year's prestigious Winter X Games and is the reigning World Cup champion.

He will still be among the contenders to medal in Sochi, but this news is not ideal preparation for his campaign.