Byron Wells Thanks New Zealand For Support
Freeskier and Olympian Byron Wells fell in training just prior to the men's freeski halfpipe finals at the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games.
He was provided with medical support and taken to hospital in Korea.
Byron Wells has subsequently had surgery and makes the following statement.
"I am absolutely devastated about getting injured fifteen minutes from the start of the finals.
"I fell on a trick I have done countless times before and unfortunately I landed awkwardly and it caused me to fracture my right patella. I had to undergo surgery the following day to wire the bone back together.
"I am currently recovering in the hospital in Korea waiting to fly home to start rehab back home in Wanaka.
"I would like to thank everyone that helped me get to these Olympic Winter Games and for all the support after this heartbreaking time."
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