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The British aerials skier is back home after suffering a serious head injury in training just over a week ago. UPDATED

The 22-year-old from Shaftesbury in Dorset crashed badly while training with the Swiss Ski Team in Mettmenstetten on Thursday 17th August.

According to the team, he fell on the run-in for a big jump and crashed on the table.

His injury was described as "severe" and he was placed in a light induced coma after being airlifted to hospital by helicopter.

There was some good news two days later when British Ski and Snowboard reported that Wallace was conscious, able to speak and was being taken out of intensive care.

Now the news is better still.

PlanetSKI has been told that the 2015 Junior World Championship bronze medallist is out of hospital and resting.

He is back in the UK where he will undergo an assessment and rehabilitation at the National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey in Berkshire.

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We wish him all the best with his recovery.

UPDATE: On Saturday morning he tweeted his thanks to everyone involved.

"Want to say a huge thank you to all who helped me in Switzerland last week. I had a nasty crash and woke up in Zurich hospital the next day," said Lloyd on Twitter.

"Home now and luckily no injury, just a sore head. One day at a time, starting with rest and rehab. Thanks for the good wishes."

Read our earlier article with more details as well the messages of support that flooded in for the skier after his accident:

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