Surfing Legend Kelly Slater Busted Up His Foot Real Good, Shared A GRUESOME X-Ray To Prove It
Every professional athlete has suffered more than their share of injuries during their careers. Even the best at their sports have missed significant chunks of time due to being hurt. Just ask Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Surfing is no different as 45-year-old Kelly Slater, a 11-time World Surf League Champion, learned the hard way earlier this week.
While competing at the Corona Open J-Bay in South Africa, Slater suffered an absolutely brutal foot injury.
When the 11-time surfing world champion @kellyslater was asked how he felt after breaking his foot at J-Bay, he said : “It sucks, but many people deal with such horrible things around the 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.” 😌His comments are a good reminder of how if we look beyond ourselves we can find opportunities everywhere for making a difference in the world. This is nothing new to Kelly, of course, who has been focusing on sustainability for a number of years now at his @outerknown sustainable menswear brand, in a new line of sustainable surfboards called @slaterdesigns (all them #madewithsupersap bio-based epoxy)♻️by @entropyresins, and in many more projects that he is supporting that inspire surfers and followers of all ages to create a better world. We wish him all the best.🙏❤️ ~~📸by @retroyspective ~~ #JBay #ThatsGonnaLeaveAMark #kellyslater #goodbadwhoknows #slaterdesigns #outerknown #makethebestofmytime #entropyresins #supersap #supersapwayoflife #entropyresins_eu #makethingsbetter✌️