Winter Olympics: Katie Ormerod has surgery on fractured heel

Katie Ormerod's X-ray
Katie Ormerod's X-ray shows she has had two screws inserted into her foot
XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February
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British snowboarder Katie Ormerod has had surgery on the right heel she fractured in training which ruled her out of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The 20-year-old from Yorkshire said she was "gutted" to miss the Games in South Korea, which start on Friday.

The injury happened on Thursday, a day after she had fractured a wrist.

"Yesterday sucked," she said on Friday. "I was determined to still train, compete and do my best but I guess it just wasn't meant to be."

Ormerod had the operation in South Korea's capital Seoul during which two screws were inserted in her foot. She is expected to stay in hospital for a week.

A British Olympic Association spokeswoman told BBC Sport: "Katie has had the operation and is doing well. Surgery is just the first stage on the road to recovery, but it is good that she has been able to have the surgery quickly."

Medal hopeful Ormerod was set to compete in two events, starting with Sunday's slopestyle, before injuring her heel in training.

"After dreaming of competing at the Olympics for years, I finally got there and received the most bad luck I've ever had," she said on Instagramexternal-link.

"I severely broke my heel into two pieces. Words can't describe how gutted I am but thank you to everyone for all your support and kind words!

"Also a massive good luck to my team-mates competing this weekend. You guys better kill it!"

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