Bradley Wiggins has revealed that he hopes to be back on his bike "soon" after being injured in a car accident.
Wiggins was knocked off his bike on Wednesday and taken to hospital with suspected broken ribs.
The Olympic gold medallist and Tour de France winner was released yesterday afternoon but will spend recovery time at home before getting back on his bike.
"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and messages over the last 48 hours, and of course all the staff at the Royal Preston Hospital who looked after me so well," Wiggins said on Team Sky's official website.
"Although I'm still a little bit sore I will now be spending time at home with my family and concentrating on making a full recovery.
"I'm looking forward to getting back on the bike soon and continuing my preparations for the 2013 season."
The female driver involved in the incident was not hurt but has been reported for summons for driving without due care and attention.