Gareth Thomas may be one of the favourites on this year's Dancing On Ice, but it looks like his chances may be in jeopardy as the rugby player had to be rushed to a doctor at the end of last week after he woke up with a swollen foot.
According to The Sun, Thomas initially went to Thursday morning's rehearsals before coaches ordered him to have the problem looked at by medics.
The rugby player was later prescribed a course of strong antibiotics, and told to rest until doctors have deemed him fit to return to the ice.
"Gareth woke up [Thursday] morning and his foot was terribly swollen," a source told the paper.
"He went to rehearsals but the coaches ordered him straight off the ice. He was taken to a doctor, who diagnosed him with an infection - caused by spending so much time in skates - and prescribed him antibiotics."
"He didn't rehearse today and has been told to come back to the rink tomorrow, when medics will decide whether or not he is fit to skate," the insider continued.
Dancing On Ice's Gareth Thomas 'Rushed To Doctors After Developing Foot Infection'
Gareth is one of the favourites on this year's 2013 (Photo: WENN/ITV)
"We are hoping it will not stop him from appearing on the show at the weekend, but it all depends on how well the infection heals over the next few days."
"If he does manage to make it onto the ice it will certainly be very painful for him, so it will almost certainly impact on his performance."
Gareth took to Twitter on Friday morning (Feb 1) to joke about the situation.
"Hoping I can get my foot in my boot this morning. No pain no gain!!!!!;(" he told his followers.
Will he be ok to skate tonight?
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