Laura Woods is seen for the first time since suffering horrific facial injuries after 'smashing a glass lampshade above her head with a pillow' while on holiday in freak accident

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TNT Sports presenter Laura Woods has been seen out for the first time after suffering a horror injury in a freak accident as she prepares to return to TV next month.

The 36-year-old was pictured with white plasters above her right eye while wearing dark sunglasses as she dropped off her dog at a doggy day care centre.

The host suffered cuts on her face and arms after smashing a glass lampshade with a pillow while on holiday with her boyfriend, former Love Island star Adam Collard.

Woods was forced to pull out of covering the boxing match between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia last Saturday after suffering the gruesome injuries.

But she will make her return to television as part of the team presenting ITV Sport’s coverage of the Euro 2024 football tournament in Germany next month.

Describing what happened in a post on Instagram last Thursday, Woods revealed that she was lucky that the falling glass missed her eye.

Laura Woods is pictured out for the first time since injuring her face at a holiday cottage

Laura Woods is pictured out for the first time since injuring her face at a holiday cottage

Laura Woods can be seen with plasters above her eye as she pictured following the incident

Laura Woods can be seen with plasters above her eye as she pictured following the incident

Laura Woods is pictured out for the first time since injuring her face at a holiday cottage

Laura Woods is pictured out for the first time since injuring her face at a holiday cottage

Laura Woods puts her hand up to her face while going out after injuring her face

Laura Woods puts her hand up to her face while going out after injuring her face

Laura Woods is pictured out for the first time since injuring her face at a holiday cottage

Laura Woods is pictured out for the first time since injuring her face at a holiday cottage

She wrote: ‘Just wanted to explain my absence from the telly for a little while, to be totally transparent and avoid any speculation. I had an accident last weekend at a holiday cottage.

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‘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.’

Woods thanked her boyfriend Collard 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’.

She also praised her agents Alex McGuire and Matthew O'Donohoe at Creative Artists Agency who ‘searched for the best help immediately’.

And she thanked plastic surgeon Dr Yannis Alexandrides and his ‘wonderful medical assistant’ Zuzana Pavlovska at 111 Harley Street in London.

She said they ‘opened their emergency surgery and came in on their days off;, adding: ‘They were so gentle and have already worked magic that I didn’t think was possible to reduce the damage.’

Laura Woods posted a series of photos of her injuries in an Instagram post last Thursday

Laura Woods posted a series of photos of her injuries in an Instagram post last Thursday

The 36-year-old was cut on the face and arms after smashing a glass lampshade with a pillow

The 36-year-old was cut on the face and arms after smashing a glass lampshade with a pillow

Laura Woods suffered a horror injury in the freak accident while staying at a holiday cottage

Laura Woods suffered a horror injury in the freak accident while staying at a holiday cottage

Woods posted a picture of the glass lampshade at the holiday cottage that caused the damage

Woods posted a picture of the glass lampshade at the holiday cottage that caused the damage

Woods has thanked her boyfriend, former Love Island star Adam Collard, for his support

Woods has thanked her boyfriend, former Love Island star Adam Collard, for his support

Woods also revealed she was lucky that the falling glass missed her eye during the incident

Woods also revealed she was lucky that the falling glass missed her eye during the incident

Woods was forced to pull out of covering a boxing match after suffering the gruesome injuries

Woods was forced to pull out of covering a boxing match after suffering the gruesome injuries

Posting three photographs of her injuries, Woods also wrote: ‘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.

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‘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. Be back soon xx.’

Former England and Chelsea captain John Terry responded to her post on Instagram with a prayer and heart emoji and the message: 'Get well soon.'

Ex-Lionesses star Jill Scott added: 'Laura, hope you're okay! Wishing you a speedy recovery.'

Former British tennis No1 Laura Robson also sent her best wishes. 'Hope you're OK,' she posted alongside a heart emoji.

Ex-Arsenal forward Theo Walcott added: 'Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope you're doing OK.'

Woods was on holiday with her boyfriend, former Love Island star Adam Collard (file image)

Woods was on holiday with her boyfriend, former Love Island star Adam Collard (file image)

Laura Woods, pictured presenting for TNT at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester last month

Laura Woods, pictured presenting for TNT at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester last month

Laura Woods, pictured at the Sport Industry Awards at Evolution London in May 2022

Laura Woods, pictured at the Sport Industry Awards at Evolution London in May 2022

Later, Collard hit back at a vile suggestion on social media that he had been involved in the accident, after a troll wrote: 'Adam Collard you know what you are'.

Collard, 28, was keen to immediately refute the accusation, and responded: 'Shut up you stupid **** and read her Instagram post.’

Woods and Collard first went public with their relationship in October last year and have been on a series of holidays together in addition to their recent cottage stay.

They travelled to Mexico in April after also going on a group skiing holiday together in the French Alps with friends two months earlier.

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