Sebastien Ogier's co-driver Julien Ingrassia is receiving treatment for what are believed to be minor injuries to his right arm following the stage-10 accident which put the Volkswagen crew out of the Monte Carlo Rally.
The VW Motorsport doctor has attended the scene of the crash, just north of the village of Gilhoc, close to the end of SS10. The pair, who were competing in a Skoda Fabia S2000, are expected to arrive back in Valence later this evening.
The team's head of marketing and communications Stefan Moser said: "Julien told us that there is some problem from his arm, but he doesn't expect it is broken, the doctor will be able to find out some more.
"The crash happened in a long left turn. The car went off the road and hit at the right-hand side of the stage. I believe the right-hand side of the car is destroyed."
Moser went on to praise the efforts of the team's new signing, who had run as high as fourth overall on the event.
"It was an incredible drive from Sebastien and Julien," said Moser. "We are very sure now that we have the right driver. Sebastien is the future."