British bobsledder Bruce Tasker will miss the upcoming Olympic Winter Games due to health reasons.
The 30-year-old, who has been a mainstay of the GB squad since 2010, suffered a minor stroke on January 4th.
While Tasker is expected to make a full recovery and has targeted a return to top-level sport later in the year, he will not compete at next month’s Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Having been receiving scheduled treatment for groin and hip injuries at home in the UK while his team-mates were competing in Altenberg, Germany last week, Tasker was taken to Wexham Park Hospital last Thursday after experiencing dizziness and nausea.
Tasker was subsequently transferred to the Stroke Unit at High Wycombe Hospital on Saturday.
He returned home on Sunday and will have further medical assessments over the coming days.
“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,” said Tasker, who was part of the GB 4-man team that is line for a potential retrospective bronze medal from the last Games in Sochi in 2014.
“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.
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