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Kelly Slater Breaks Foot, Out of J-Bay Open

Kelly Slater is the best competitive surfer in history, with 11 world titles to his name. It looks he will have to wait a year for number 12 after he broke his foot while free-surfing during the J-Bay Open. Watching the video above you can witness the overwhelming disappointment in Kelly's face. He will face a six-week recovery, missing the next two stops of the Championship Tour. Even at age 45, it;s apparent that Kelly is one of the fiercest competitors in any sport. 

From Kelly Slater's Instagram:

You ever folded your entire foot backwards? If you try it sometime, this is what it might look like. I pulled into a barrel this morning and the whitewash bounced the board back into my foot as I hit the closeout, taking all the pressure into the metatarsals. Kinda like smashing my foot with a big hammer as hard as I can. Sorta feels like I'm giving birth out of my foot right now! I'm guessing surgery and 6 week holiday is in order. Not looking forward to 30-hour flight home before surgery though. Ouch! It sucks but so many people deal with such horrible things around this world every day 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. #ThatsGonnaLeaveAMark #INeedElephantTranquilizers

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WATCH: A Couple of Sharks End John John Florence’s Training Sesh
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