Current World Champion, Jared Houston has officially withdrawn from the remainder of the 2016 APB World Tour, following a severe dislocation of his left shoulder whilst warming up for the Nazare Pro, at the event location , Praia Do Norte on Thursday.
Friends and fellow competitors reacted quickly and were able to help Jared from the water before he was taken to a nearby hospital in Leiria for relocation and X-rays. While the bones are all in tact, Jared will seek further examination at home in Puerto Rico before embarking on the road to recovery.
Jared had the following to say regarding the ordeal . ” These things happen and it’s up to the individual to roll with the punches and go along with it. We can’t control everything all the time. I believe everything happens for a reason, and as bummed as I am to miss these last two events , on the bright side I am cutting a 7 week trip away from my family in half. I’m taking this very seriously and will be pulling out all the stops to ensure I’m back stronger than ever in the next few weeks.”
The World Champ went on to add , ” I’ll be watching these events from home for sure, the forecast looks amazing for Nazare and I just can’t wait to see what the best in the world can do out there in such a competitive environment. Best of luck to Iain, Alex, Jeff , Pierre and Amaury as they pursue this years title, may the best man win! “.
The APB would like to wish Jared a speedy recovery, and look forward to seeing him back in fighting form as early as the Pipeline Pro in February next year.
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