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Kelly Slater's foot, looks like he's out
for a few comps...
Kelly's words -
"You ever folded your entire foot backwards? 
If you try it sometime, this is what it might look 
like. I pulled into a barrel this morning and the 
whitewash as it closed out bounced the board 
back into my foot, taking all the pressure into 
the metatarsals, kinda like smashing my foot 
with a big hammer as hard as I can. I'm 
guessing surgery and 6 week holiday is in order. 
Not looking forward to 30 hour flight home before 
surgery though. Ouch! It sucks but so many 
people deal with such horrible things around 
this world everyday that a broken foot is pretty 
minor in the scheme of things. Sometimes a 
bad thing is a good thing. I'll make the best of 
my time off.



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That looks brutal. 

The bones may mend in six weeks, but soft tissue injury takes much longer.  I thought I would never recover from a broken and dislocated ankle.  Took a good 10 months to get mobility back.

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OUCH is right!!!
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always graceful, even after a vigorous wash cycle
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That looks brutal. 

The bones may mend in six weeks, but soft tissue injury takes much longer.  I thought I would never recover from a broken and dislocated ankle.  Took a good 10 months to get mobility back.


You are not Kelly Slater.  I don't mean that he has magical powers or anything.  It's just that he is a top level professional athlete with the best doctors and physical therapists.  He takes exceptionally good care of his body and is in top physical shape.  He will utilize all the best resouces available to him to get himself healed, healthy and back in peak shape as quickly as possible.  Six weeks?  Maybe not or maybe?  Maybe he will just kick it on the couch and wait till Pipe to come back?  Who knows?  It is Kelly Slater after all.
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Kind of not sure what your point is.  70s was just mentioning his experience.  YMMV, depending on a hell of a lot of things, like severity of break (that looks pretty severe in an area that supports balance), complexity of the surgery, and even age of the patient (he's 45).  

I mean personally, I've never heard of any "top level professional athlete with the best doctors and physical therapists" who take "exceptionally good care of" their bodies and who are "in top physical shape" who also "utilize all the best resouces available...to get...healed, healthy and back in peak shape as quickly as possible" who have lost seasons, years, or careers over injuries.  Who knows?  These thousands of other injured professional athletes in top phsyical shape aren't Kelly Slater after all.  

I think it's goofy to speculate and then even worse to be a douche with another member about their post.  You know, kind of like I'm being with you?  
I'm not taking over/under bets on 6 weeks, but understand that cedaralaia may want in on some of that action. [rolleyes]

Best wishes to Kelly Slater for a complete recovery as quickly as possible...whenever that might be.

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Well said. When you blow out your wheel like that it will take a while to get back to normal. Ugly break.
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Mate, he's Australian. He'll be kicking back on the couch blowin' the froth off a couple and taking it easy. 

Ouch to that break though, looks painful. But yeah Cedar, not sure what the point of the rip was.
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The point is he is going to fly back to the States, have surgery, do his physical therapy and be back in the water ripping much quicker than you or me.  I didn't intend to come across as a douche, my apologies.  By the way mate, he is Floridian not Australian
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No doubt, a motivated professional athlete with the best medical care is likely to recover a lot faster than the regular Joe.  They're also more likely to ignore doctors' orders and the regular course of treatment for an injury so they can get back to what they do, for which they are highly paid.  Terrell Owens is a prime example http://www.mademan.com/how-terrell-owens-played-in-that-super-bowl-with-a-broken-leg-and-more/.  He had the same ankle injury as me, but he was back out on the football field 7 weeks after his injury, not 7+ months, like it took me.  After my surgery, my ankle was in a cast for 3 weeks, then another month or two in a boot.  When I got out of the boot for the first time, my ankle joint was basically frozen.  I had zero range of motion.  It took a lot of therapy and time to get range of motion and strength back.  I suppose if you skip the immobilizing phase and just rely on the implanted metal to hold the bones in place, you would probably not lose nearly as much range of motion.

If Slater has a Lisfranc injury (which my VERY untrained eye does not see in his x-ray), then I don't think there's any way to have a short recovery from that kind of injury.

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Latest prognosis four to six months.  Back for Pipe?
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The point is he is going to fly back to the States, have surgery, do his physical therapy and be back in the water ripping much quicker than you or me.  I didn't intend to come across as a douche, my apologies.  By the way mate, he is Floridian not Australian


Yep Floridian; if it doesn't heal ok, I am sure his pops will put him back to work painting..... I met him and his dad in the 80's when I was doing a job in Cocoa beach and he was just getting the attention from the sponsors; he was about 14-15yrs old and working for his dad painting on the job. He had a great attitude then, and I never realized that he would grow into the surfer he did. I wish I would have spent more time getting to them; at the time, they we just other guys on the job.. 

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