Friday, 9 December 2011
Ant Stott to miss Dusi 2012
He has declared to Dusi's official website: “I've had to kiss the Dusi goodbye for 2012 as there is honestly no prospect of recovering in time to be competitive at all,” said Stott.
“It is unbelievably frustrating for me,” he added. “The Achilles is not something you can rest because you use it in just about every movement every day. We have tried everything but it is just not responding. It might get to the stage where I have to look at a moonboot or aircast and crutches to give it a chance to heal.”
Stott said that shelving his plans for The Unlimited Dusi was difficult as the pre-race excitement and running and paddling training was something he looked forward to each summer.
“I have not paddled for three weeks and the Achilles has still not improved, which is doubly frustrating,” said Stott. “Paddling is what I do! I love it, and to have to stop paddling really gets to you after a while.”
From Elite Kayak we wish Ant a complete and quick recovery. We look forward to see you back soon paddling!