Ross Williams (GBR-83), world’s number 7 in Slalom racing and World’s number 9 in wavesailing plus Formula Worldchampion, injured his right ankle bone recently during a kite session. It’s not the best moment to have an injury as the first PWA Slalom will be started in South Korea in three weeks. Read our interview with Ross, who does not want to rush back on the board too soon. We wish Ross a really fast recovery, that he will be able to fight for the podiums soon again!
C7: What happened?
Ross Williams: I was out kitesurfing at a beach on the isle of wight where I live and the water gets pretty shallow and I jumped and powered up the kite diving into the water which in turn powered me into the ankle deep water and I tried to land feet first and my ankle didn’t like that too much. I carried on sailing for about an hour, but as I walked up the beach I could feel something wasn’t right and the ankle was feeling really stiff. I iced it that evening and then the next day I went to hospital where they gave me the news.
C7: Which bone did you break?
Ross Williams: It’s a small fracture of the Talus, or ankle bone.