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Canadian diver Kevin Greyson in Chinese hospital after being struck by vehicle

SHANGHAI - A member of the Canadian diving team is recovering in a Chinese hospital after being hit by a car on Saturday night.

Winnipeg's Kevin Greyson, who is in Shanghai competing at the world aquatic championships, was crossing the street to catch a bus to the meet's venue when he was struck by a vehicle.

"It was scary," Diving Canada spokesman Samuel Larochella told The Canadian Press. "But the news is good. He is awake, he is alert and doesn't have any big injuries."

Greyson had left the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center on a bus when he asked the driver to let him off so he could return to the venue. When he attempted to cross the street to catch a different bus, Greyson was hit, leaving him with deep cuts on one of his knees.

"The local doctors and the Canadian doctors were there when he got to the hospital," said Larochella, who added that Greyson has since spoken with his mother in Winnipeg.

"He will probably have to stay at the (hospital) for a week. And there will be someone from the Canadian team with him all the time."

Greyson and partner Eric Sehn of Edmonton finished eighth in the 10-metre synchro event last Sunday.

They needed a top-three finish to earn an early Olympic qualifying spot for Canada. Their next opportunity will be in February at the FINA World Cup where they will in fact need a top-eight.

The pair joined forces last year just before the Commonwealth Games.

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