WATCH: Kelly Slater out of Corona Open J-Bay after breaking his foot

Eleven time World Surf League (WSL) champion Kelly Slater has withdrawn from the Corona Open J-Bay after breaking his foot on Monday.

The US surfer was freesurfing at Boneyards when he injured his right foot.

Taking to Instagram, Slater shared a picture of the x-ray showing the break and explained how the whitewash, as he pulled into a barrel, bounced his surfboard onto his foot “taking all the pressure into the metatarsals”.

“Kinda like smashing my foot with a hammer as hard as I can. Sorta feels like I’m giving birth out of my foot right now!” he wrote on Instagram.

Slater indicated he would be out of action for six weeks following surgery.

“Not looking forward to 30 hour flight home before surgery though,” he wrote on Instagram.

“Ouch! It sucks but so many people deal with such horrible things around this world everyday that a broken foot is pretty minor in the scheme of things.”

 

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 everyday 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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