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07/04/2013 - created by Chris Yates

SWIFTY SPEAKS

Wishing Robby a Swift recovery

As many of you will already have heard top British wave sailor Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins) has unfortunately suffered a serious injury, whilst training for the PWA Pozo World Cup, which is due to start in five days time. We briefly caught up with Robby to find out how he is doing. Read the interview below:

PWA: What’s the full diagnosis?

RS: “I flew back to England today and have an appointment with the specialist tomorrow morning. Broken ankle and tibia. I need an MRI to check the joint situation. Couldn't see from the x-ray as I can't weight bear due to pain and swelling.”

“I'm really gutted as I was more prepared this year than ever for Pozo. I really felt that I could be on the podium at the end of the event and was having so much fun sailing there last night.” 

PWA: What happened exactly?

RS: “I did a 1 foot backloop and saw that I was going to crash so I tried to throw the gear away but my back foot got stuck in the strap and I fell down onto the sail with my other foot over the mast and all my body weight squashed my leg into the mast.” 

“Anyway, hopefully tomorrow they will give me my prognosis and I will let you know what they say.” 

PWA: Thanks Robby, everyone at the PWA wishes you a fast and successful recovery and hope to see you sailing and competing back on the PWA World Tour very soon.

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