Watch: Slater's Recuperation Session At Uluwatu
On Monday, the WSL issued a press release about the upcoming event in Rio, noting that Kelly Slater had "withdrawn due to injury", allowing Yago Dora to slot in.
However, it looks like Kelly's recuperation program is going very well - here he is, spotted the very same day surfing a slightly wobbly but otherwise enticing lineup at Temples.
Perhaps Kelly's injury was not "an instance of being injured" but instead, closer to the Oxford Dictionary's secondary alternative: "damage to a person's feelings".
If it's the case - and I certainly wish Kelly all the best on his road to recovery - I gotta say, a quick strike mission to Indo would certainly cheer me up too.