FARIFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- A BMX rider was injured Thursday night during a circus performance at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, a circus spokesperson said.

The spokesperson could not provide details about the performer's injuries, but said they were taken to an area hospital and are expected to survive.

The performer was injured during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME event.