Dom Park may have a concussion. The Gogglebox star, it is a British observational documentary. It has been reported that it may have happened during a ski crash while training for The Jump for Channel 4′s winter sports programme. The forty nine year old is said to have suffered this in a ski fall in Austria when he tackled a ski cross course.
Dom is reportedly resting while his condition is monitored following the incident which took place yesterday as he practiced the tough event at Innsbruck in Austria.
Ski Cross is the challenging sport which last year resulted in Sir Steve Redgrave and Marcus Brigstocke pulling out of the contest due to injuries.
The thrills and spills race is seen as one of the most dangerous winter sports as competitors speed along a custom-built course, taking on jumps and steep banks.
Dom was racing on a 500-metre course developed to push the competitors in the TV series.
A spokeswoman for the show said:
“Dom hurt his shoulder and later showed signs of suspected concussion so was monitored and is now resting up.”
It has not yet been decided whether he will continue with the show but programme bosses are hopeful he will be able to return to the slopes.
Park is said to be an experienced skier.
He said recently:
“I’ve skied on and off since I was five years old. It’s quite exciting – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be trained up to do this stuff.”
“I’m not expecting to win, probably because I’m a bit old and a bit fat. But there’s a part of me, deep down, thinking ‘If I’m going to do it, I’d like to be the winner’.”
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