OPP officials have confirmed that Const. Pete Tucker, who was injured after being struck by a goose on his motorcycle while taking part in a training exercise north of Barrie on Thursday, has undergone a partial leg amputation and facial reconstruction as a result of the accident.

Jim Christie, OPP Association president, told CP24 that Tucker underwent surgery to partially amputate one of his legs at Sunnybrook Hospital on Friday.

Tucker was taking part in an escort training exercise with about 14 other police officers on Highway 11 at Highway 400 on Thursday morning when he lost control of his bike after he was hit by a flying goose.

An ambulance rushed the officer to a local hospital before he was transferred via an Ornge air ambulance to Sunnybrook Hospital.

Police said Tucker was wearing a vest, jacket and helmet at the time of the crash.

The OPP added that Tucker was a very experienced motorcyclist and member of the OPP Golden Helmet Motorcycle Precision Team -- a team that helps promote OPP and motorcycle safety across the province.

Tucker is originally from the OPP Niagara detachment but was visiting OPP headquarters in Orillia for the training session.

With files from CP24