Big wave surfer Ross Clarke-Jones is suing Australian Survivor producers following an accident which occurred during filming in Fiji last May.
Clarke-Jones snapped his ankle after a rope broke during a challenge when he was swinging from one platform to another.
News.com.au reports his statement of claim described as a “syndesmosis disruption” to his right ankle as well as severe bruising and lacerations to his left leg.
“At the date of injury, the plaintiff was a professional big wave surfer with sponsorship arrangements, including with Red Bull and Quiksilver,” the statement of claim, obtained by news.com.au, reads.
“The plaintiff is and has been since his injury totally incapacitated for his previous employment and claims past loss of earning and future loss of earnings.”
His claim also includes “loss of opportunity in relation to competing for the prize money available on Survivor.”
Endemol Shine Australia declined to comment. It has previously noted challenges are conducted under supervision and Clarke-Jones was given immediate medical attention.