Dane Reynolds to undergo knee surgery

14 Jan 2011 0 Share

Dane Reynolds, pushing the limits in Hawaii last year.

Dane Reynolds, pushing the limits in Hawaii last year.

Dane Reynolds will undergo keyhole surgery tomorrow in Los Angeles to repair cartilage and ligament damage to his knee sustained while surfing at Pupakea in Hawaii late last year.

Initially suspected to be an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, doctors yesterday confirmed that the damage was not as serious as initially feared, and have scheduled surgery for the surf star, currently ranked 4th in the world, tomorrow.

Michael Crawley from Quiksilver confirmed this morning that Reynolds would be out of the water for around ten weeks after the surgery, casting a shadow over the athlete's ability to surf in the Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks, which begins on February 26th.

“The good news is that it’s not an ACL injury,” said Crawley, “Once the damage is repaired, he’ll be back better form than ever once afterward”.

While stating that Dane’s goal was to surf in the event, Crawley also assured fans that Reynolds would attend the first event of the 2011 ASP World Tour next month, even if he’d not recovered sufficiently to compete.

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