The freestyle windsurfer from Belgium got injured during a Pushloop landing at the first PWA freestyle event in Mui Ne, Vietnam. We were wondering, how Steven is doing and if he will be fit for the next PWA freestyle event in Podersdorf, Austria. You can follow Steven as well on his new Facebook page.
C7: In Vietnam you got injured. How did it happen?
Steven: It was the heat against Tonky, I had a really good heat but Tonky was killing me with Pushloops and Backloops. I knew that I should go for some jump but couldn’t find the ramp. So, I decided to try a Pushloop without a wave, I rotated really low with a bad landing and my knee went backwards. It was really painfull but didn’t want to lose my heat so tried too finish my heat and I did. Afterwards on the beach, my knee got fat and felt really unstable.
C7: What is the exact diagnosis of your injury?
Steven: I have a bonebruise, so I´m happy there is nothing wrong with ligaments and meniscus.
C7: In Vietnam you decided to stop to compete, because of your injury. Have you been on the water since Vietnam?
Steven: After I knew it was just a bone bruise, I wanted to try sailing, but the doctor told me to go slowly because it takes 6 weeks before the bone will be strong enough and the best is, to start with swimming and cycling. But last week I tried some easy sliding moves in light wind and I had no problem. Now I booked a ticket to Dahab for training slowly and soon I will be on high level again. So, that I´m ready for Podersdorf.
C7: Do you think, you lost now a bit ground being injured and not being able to train full power?
Steven: No, I lose nothing. Sometimes it is ok to take a break after a compitition, before you start training again. Now I have a bit more time to think how to train and how to compete.
C7: Is this your first injury in your windsurfing career?
C7: And what is the goal for this event?
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sick de lan!
sick stone on the beach
Seeing that word “sick” in every comment in every article makes mi sick…..
sick guy is sick… dont take it too easy, man… depends on how bad your bone bruise is, but usually you should be on Sticks for a couple of weeks and take some heavy drugs. i hope its just not too bad, otherwise you could have some real problems for a longer term of time.
keep it slow on first, I wanna enjoy some nice videos this season 😉