Today host Allison Langdon details ‘horrible' leg injury

Today host Allison Langdon has finally opened up about her gruesome injury that occurred while filming a segment on the breakfast show.

The journalist was forced to take a break from her hosting duties after a hydrofoiling stunt went wrong back in February.

Allison Langdon returned to Today in March after a month off work to recover from her injury. She celebrated her birthday on the show with the team last month.
Allison Langdon returned to Today in March after a month off work to recover from her injury. Photo: Instagram/allisonlangdon

Hydrofoiling is a new adventure sport where the rider stands on a board that is raised above the water and towed by a boat.

After being fairly tight-lipped about the incident, Allison shared all the “horrible” details with Fitzy & Wippa on Thursday morning.

“I shattered the knee cap and snapped the leg,” she said to the horror of the Nova hosts.


Allison also detailed the moment she ‘realised immediately’ that she had hurt herself when she hit the board.

“They (the hydrofoiling staff) came over and I said to them, ‘I think I’ve done my knee cap’,” Allison continued. “They said, ‘well we can’t see it, so I think that’s a fair assessment’.”

“I thought it was just the knee cap, so they’d called an ambulance. And I was like, ‘look, it feels like it’s overkill to call an ambulance for a knee cap’, so I made them cancel it and put me in the back of someone’s car.”

The 42-year-old says that it was two and a half hours before she was treated at the hospital and given drugs.

“I really, really wished that I got the ambulance because then you get the green whistle,” she told Fitzy & Wippa.

The Channel Nine star returned to The Today Show in March after a month off, and says that she won’t need another operation after seeing the surgeon on Wednesday.

However, she says that full recovery is still “nine to 12 months away”.

“But the hospital bed in our house is gone, and the little chair in the shower is gone,” she joked.

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