Owen Wright Withdraws From Pipe Suffering Head Injury

11 Dec 2015 1 Share

World number 5 surfer, Owen Wright has been withdrawn from the final event of the World Surf League Championship Tour event, the Billabong Pipe Masters, due to a head injury sustained on Wednesday (Hawaiian time) during a warm-up session. 

It is reported that after a finishing a wave, Wright copped the remainder of the set waves on the head. He made it into the beach and after a short time, went to hospital. The beating in the extra-large conditions caused Wright to suffer severe concussion, mild bleeding in the brain and limited mobility but is stable in hospital and expected to make a full recovery. 

Rest up Owen!

The world title race is now narrowed to 5 and Hawaiian, Mason Ho will replace Wright in the Pipe Masters draw. 

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