Mick during his first surf back at J-Bay just a few days ago. Photo: Corey Wilson
Reports have drifted our way that Mick Fanning has hurt his ankle and may not compete in this year’s J-Bay Open. His return to South Africa has been a well-followed one after last year’s incident with a shark in the Final, but this year may not be the year that we see his competitive redemption.
Just a few days ago, Mick did in fact have his first session back at the famed right-hand point and lifted the weight of the scenario that’s now had a year to simmer. We can only hope this is a minor injury and a few days of rest will do the trick. As more word trickles in, we’ll keep you updated on the status of Mick’s ankle and whether or not he will compete.