Adlington injured her shoulder while training for the Air Jump, which she could face live on the show if her skeleton run time (which was pre-recorded during the week) isn’t fast enough to see her safely through to next week.
The slowest celebrities from their race pairings face the Air Jump eliminator and whoever fails to record the highest jump will leave the contest.
A source added that Adlington was “in good spirits” following the accident.
It’s a common occurrence on the winter sports-themed show, which over its past two series has seen many famous faces drop out with injuries. Series one saw singer Joe McElderry scooped a surprise win after several back-up celebrities also had to drop out.