. . . And Parko Shall Slice His Heel

by The Editors on July 8, 2010

Img 13031-540X719A Snapper Rocks barrel has claimed Joel Parkinson’s heel in a slice that nearly took the back half of the ASP number 8 surfer’s foot off and sent him to hospital, according to a post on his website Joelparko.com.

“I just pulled into a barrel and been taken out by the foamball, and pretty well straight away I’ve felt the board hit me,” says Joel. “I knew immediately it was a pretty serious cut. I didn’t want to look at it when I came in because I knew it wouldn’t be good.” Joel was helped up the beach to a waiting ambulance by good friend and three-time world champion, Andy Irons who had been surfing with him.

The slice has caused Parko to officially pull out of next week’s Billabong Pro at J-Bay. They do say the wheels are the first to go.

[Link: JoelParkinson.com via StabMag]

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Alex Ant July 9, 2010 at 11:38 am

Geez.. that is deep. Look at all the blood on the towel.

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