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John Terry and Laura Robson lead well-wishes to Laura Woods after the TNT Sports presenter was forced to pull out of the upcoming Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk clash after suffering cuts to her arms and face in a freak accident

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A number of stars from the world of sport including John Terry and Laura Robson sent their well wishes to Laura Woods after she revealed she had suffered several cuts as a result of a freak accident.

In a post shared on social media, Woods revealed that during a getaway last weekend she had ‘swung a pillow at a glass lampshade’ that subsequently shattered and left her face and arms covered in lacerations. 

The 36-year-old is known for her work covering the Premier League, Champions League, and boxing on TNT Sports, having previously served as a breakfast anchor on talkSPORT.

Woods added that her injuries meant she has been unable to travel to Saudi Arabia to serve as part of the broadcaster’s coverage of Saturday’s heavyweight undisputed title clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.

Writing on Instagram, former England star and Chelsea icon Terry wrote: ‘Get well soon (prayer emoji, heart emoji)’. 

Stars sent well-wishes to Laura Woods after she suffered severe injuries in freak accident

The TNT Sports presenter revealed her recent absence from TV is due to her suffering a 'freak accident' involving a lampshade

The 36-year-old suffered cuts to her face and arms after the lampshade shattered

The TNT Sports presenter revealed her recent absence from TV is due to her suffering a ‘freak accident’ involving a lampshade

John Terry reached out to the broadcaster on Instagram

Jill Scott (centre) was one of several stars to contact Woods(left) in the aftermath of the incident

John Terry (left) and Jill Scott (right) both reached out to the broadcaster on Instagram

The former British No 1 Robson added: ‘Hope you’re okay (heart emoji)’.  

Ex-Lioness Jill Scott also added her voice to the crowd, writing: ‘Laura hope you’re okay! Wishing you a speedy recovery.’

Ex-Arsenal and Southampton star Theo Walcott added: ‘Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope you’re doing ok.’

Former Wycombe and Northampton striker Adebayo Akinfenwa wrote: ‘Speedy recovery LW’

Presenter Kelly Somers added: ‘Sending you so much love Laura – get well soon. You can already see the huge improvement, hope it continues to heal well.

A number of personalities were keen to know how Woods was faring in the wake of the injury

A number of personalities were keen to know how Woods was faring in the wake of the injury

Detailing the incident that led to her injuries, Woods revealed that she was lucky that the falling glass missed her eye.

‘I swung a pillow and hit a large, glass lampshade hanging from the ceiling above me, which shattered and cut my face and arms, but luckily missed my eye.’ She wrote on Instagram.

‘I wanted to say a couple of thank yous, firstly to Adam, for being my hero that day, acting so quickly and not leaving my side since and to his family for taking care of me in a time when I was petrified. 

‘To my agents Alex Maguire and Matthew Odonohue at CAA who searched for the best help immediately. To Dr Yannis Alexandrides and his wonderful medical assistant Zuzanna at 111 who opened their emergency surgery and came in on their days off, they were so gentle and have already worked magic that I didn’t think was possible to reduce the damage.

Woods was staying with her partner Adam Collard at a holiday cottage during the incident

Woods was staying with her partner Adam Collard at a holiday cottage during the incident

The former Love Island star sent his partner a message of support on social media on Friday

The former Love Island star sent his partner a message of support on social media on Friday

‘I’ve added in the photos from then to now to show that even though it may look rough, it’s such a wonderful improvement already and I’m so grateful.

‘It was a hell of a shock and I’ve been a bit sad, but I’m feeling very lucky it wasn’t worse. So a big thanks to my eyebrow too, for taking the brunt of it.

‘I’m gutted I can’t cover the fight in Riyadh tomorrow anymore, but wishing the brilliant TNT boxing team all the best.’

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