Seven’s next factual series Damage Control will premiere later this month, presented by Russell Crowe.
Crowe is also Executive Producer of the series which looks at how top athletes deal with injury, surgery, rehab and the emotional toil in playing elite competitive sports.
The series is produced by Beyond Productions and South Sydney Media.
Crowe has previously narrated Secret Millionaire for Nine.
In episode one, NRL Rabbitohs player Eddy Pettybourne breaks his jaw in a tackle, but plays the whole game. Days later, he undergoes surgery to have his jaw fixed. Making the most of the opportunity, Dave Tyrrell takes Eddy’s place in the team only to have his eye socket smashed in a chance encounter with an opposition elbow. How long before both return to the field?
Big wave surfer Ross Clarke Jones endures dangerous spinal surgery after years of countless wipe-outs under tonnes of water, resulting in the calcification of his spine, leaving the nerve that controls his hand and arm heavily restricted. Will Ross ever be allowed back on his board again?
AFL star Lachie Hansen smashes his nose after leaping into the air to catch the ball for The North Melbourne Football Club, before stomaching the pain of having his nasal cartilage pushed back into place, not once, but twice. How long is it before he gets back out there and plays again?
It premieres 10pm Wednesday October 20 following Highway Patrol.