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Kolohe Andino Withdraws From The Australian Leg Of The CT

An aggravated high ankle sprain following the 14-day quarantine.

Words by Jack Mutschler

Kolohe Andino has announced that he will be withdrawing from the CT’s Australian leg due to a reoccurring ankle injury. Brother first injured himself in February but was hoping to recover before the first CT event in Newcastle. Following his release from the mandatory 14-day quarantine, Andino aggravated the injury.

Kolohe Andino has pulled out of all four Australian CT events, including Newcastle, Narrabeen, Margaret River, and Rottnest Island. He will instead focus on making a full recovery.

According to the WSL, Andino released the following written statement:

Unfortunately, in the first few days of testing after Quarantine, I re-injured it, and, after consulting with my doctors in the US, I decided to withdraw and get ready for the post-Australia events.

It’s a hard one to deal with, but I appreciate everyone’s support, and I’ll look to get back in the water as soon as possible. Good luck to everyone competing in Australia. I’ll be watching.”

As the highest-ranked surfer on the Australia/Oceania Qualifying Series rankings, Matt Banting will take Kolohe’s spot. Based on the photo below, I’d say he’s ready for the call-up.

This is one of those happy/sad moments. Excited for Matt, but bummed for Kolohe. Hope to see you back in the water soon, Brother.

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