Captain Kat Matthews is receiving treatment in hospital
Captain Kat Matthews is receiving treatment in hospital (Picture: British Army Sport/BMC Pro Triathlon Team).
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Army elite athlete Kat Matthews in hospital after being hit by car during training

Captain Kat Matthews is receiving treatment in hospital
Captain Kat Matthews is receiving treatment in hospital (Picture: British Army Sport/BMC Pro Triathlon Team).

Army triathlete Captain Kat Matthews is in hospital receiving treatment after being hit by a car while training in Texas.

The 2021 Ironman World Championships runner-up revealed on Instagram that she was riding with teammates when the incident happened.

Her husband, who is also a British Army soldier, revealed more details regarding her status.

Captain Mark Matthews said: "Just to be clear, Kat is ok and in good hands with hopefully no long-term injuries.

"To let people know: she will make a full recovery. [She] has no severe breaks but has had to have a lot of stitches and has a couple of tiny cracks. Which, given the state of the car that hit her, I think we can all agree basically makes her Wolverine.

"[I'm] sure she will be on to update tomorrow but is fairly fragile and on some hefty painkillers at the moment."

He later updated saying: "Small fractures in skull, two vertebrae, sternum and a dozen or so stitches. Waiting on last MRI results."

Capt Kat Matthews revealed the extent of her injury with the picture below.

Kat Matthews Instagram story after being hit by car Credit Kat Matthews Instagram DATE 26092022.jpg
Kat Matthews revealed her injury on an Instagram story after being hit by car (Picture: Kat Matthews on Instagram) .