Top women’s Pro Nayra Alonso breaks her foot during pre-season training in South Africa…
Alonso (Fanatic / Severne) is the form player on the women’s circuit after a striking victory at the 2007 Colgate PWA World Cup in Sylt, Germany.
And reports from Cape Town say that Nayra, who’s ranked 5th overall in waves and 4th in Freestyle, has learnt a heap of new tricks and was looking especially dangerous for the 2008 season.
‘I was doing a pushy, and the nose caught on landing and my foot just crushed inside the footstrap.
It’s the 5th metatarsal on my right foot that’s broken, and it should take about 6 weeks to recover, but after that I don¹t know how long until I can sail “Properly”.
I hope I can have it ready for the Tenerife event. We had been sailing loads and loads over here, and curiously, today, my first day injured, there is no wind for the first time in a long time.
I’m absolutely devastated as the forecast looks really good for the next week, and it’s been really fun sailing with everybody around here.
I don’t know how I’ll deal with it. We were doing some freestyle in the lake and wave sailing afterwards too...so it was going really well.
I was actually really tired, and we always say those are the days you always get injured, and guess what happened?
It seems my body just needed a holiday.’
The women start their season with a unique women’s-only event in El Medano, Tenerife in April.
Here’s wishing Nayra a speedy recovery.
Action pictures courtesy of www.capesessions.com
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