|Fur was flying: Dennis Thomas|
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA–One of the Canadian contestants taking part In Fruday’s taping of Wipeout Canada had to be taken to hospital after suffering a non-life threatening injury. Dennis Thomas, a full blood First Nations native Canadian from North Vancouver, injured a leg while attempting a swinging jump during the initial qualifying round of the reality series.
Thomas, who took part last February as a native dancer in the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, swung over a pool of water and was attempting to land through a stack of large inner tubes when he booted the dismount, inuring his right leg.
UPDATE: The network says Thomas is doing fine and has already been flown back home to Canada (business class!). He does face further reconstructive surgery to repair tendons in his knee and leg. So far, he’s the only Wipeout contestant ever to sustain a serious knee injury on the three rings section of the obstacle course.