Today host Ally Langdon has injured her knee while filming a segment for the show on Thursday.
Langdon was noticeably absent on Friday morning as she recovers, with co-host Karl Stefanovic reassuring everyone she is okay but is in a Queensland hospital.
“She hurt herself really badly,” Stefanovic said, turning to journalist Leila McKinnon who is filling in for Langdon.
“She’s in hospital this morning. She’s OK.
“I know you spoke to her as well,” he added.
The Today show aired footage this morning of the hydrofoiling incident that caused her injury, showing Langdon floating in the water as two men attended to her.
Langdon had messaged McKinnon earlier that morning.
“She messaged me this morning at 3.00 asking how I like the alarm. So she’s still got the same great spirit,” she said.
“But yes, doing it a bit tough. She is a tough one, so it’s quite bad.”
A Nine spokesperson told news.com.au: “Ally hurt her leg after landing awkwardly during filming a story yesterday and was sent to hospital.
“She is expected to return home to Sydney over the weekend. We wish her well and a speedy recovery.
“We thank Leila McKinnon for taking a late night call to join Karl for the Today OB [outside broadcast] at Burleigh Heads.”
Sylvia Jeffreys managed to find the humour in an otherwise awful situation, joking at the start of the show that “a lot of people have done a lot of things to avoid Karl but I think this one really takes the cake.”
Also, if you’ve never heard of a hydrofoil before, Surf Today explains: “A hydrofoil is a long and hydrodynamically designed fin with wings. The beauty of it is that it mitigates the effects of the wind on the surface of the water, reducing friction and allowing you to angle at 90 degrees in less than a second.”
This article originally appeared on Over60.