Bobsledder to miss Olympics after stroke

Bobsledder Bruce Tasker will not compete for Great Britain at the Winter Olympics after suffering a stroke.

Great Britain's Bobsledder, Bruce Tasker.

British bobsledder Bruce Tasker has been ruled out of the Winter Olympics after suffering a minor stroke.

Tasker had been undergoing treatment for groin and hip injuries at home but was taken to hospital in Wrexham with dizziness and nausea on January 4, before being transferred to a stroke unit in High Wycombe at the weekend.

Despite being ruled out of Pyeongchang by the episode, the Welshman is expected to make a full recovery and hopes to resume training within a matter of months.

"I'm gutted not to be able to conclude the four-year cycle by going to the Olympics but I'm very grateful that I'm still fit and healthy," he said.

"I'm still sore but, otherwise, I feel fine. While I'm not training, I'm already resuming normal life and the dog hasn't been missing out on her walks!

"I'm set to make a 100 per cent recovery and I already feel as though I'm most of the way there.

"I have been strongly advised that I don't compete again this season but the initial prognosis is that I should be able to resume training with the team in a couple of months.

"In the meantime, I'll still be cheering the team on from my sofa!"

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