Sad news for fans of Nick Dirks’ stunting, he suffered a broken femur over the holidays and is down for the count for four months or so. The incident occurred off the Cascade Lift at Mt. Hood Meadows. “I ran into a boulder,” Nick said. “Focused my leg, I looked like Gumby.” We assume he meant Gumby covered with bad homemade tats, but still, not an image we like to picture.
Nick got the joy of an ambulance ride from Mt. Hood to Portland, which if you know anything about Oregon geography, you’ll understand is not that close. Then after the first surgery to put everything back in place was done haphazzardly, he had to go under the knife again to have the rod straightened out. Needless to say, this will not be a cheap experience, even if they did “comp” the second surgery. Thankfully Nick has insurance, but thanks to our awesome US Health system it will still drain his bank account in extra charges.
That said, Nick Dirks benefit shirts are in the works, and you will want one, but for now, enjoy his actual X-rays. Get well soon Nick!