CJ Hobgood breaks bones in foot, unlikely for Trestles
2001 ASP World Champion and current ASP WCT # 6 C.J. Hobgood broke three bones in one of his feet while riding a moto-cross bike on Monday, August 4 in Southern California and is highly unlikely to compete in next month´s WCT event at Trestles.
C.J. was competing in a promotional surf-cross event when his bike lost contact with the ground forcing the 24-year-old Floridian into an awkward fall. He was taken from the race course by ambulance after suffering what was originally thought to be an ankle injury. X-rays and further tests showed the ankle to be fine but showed that three small bones in a foot had been splintered and shattered.
He is now in the process of reviewing options as far as physicians and medical facilities, but the shared consensus is that next week he will undergo surgery to repair the damage.
All doctors are predicting a full recovery for C.J., with out-of-the-water estimates ranging from two-to-four months.
Under the best of circumstances, C.J. will be available to compete all or a portion of the ASP WCT European leg this fall.
Fans, friends and well-wishers can send C.J. a note of support through his website, www.hobgoods.com.
Board Sports Management, Inc.
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