Scot Ellis Expects To Be Back For Masters
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 03/20/2014 20:38:02
- In: Water Skiing
U.S. Elite Water Ski Team member Scot Ellis, who suffered a grade 2 tear of his left calf and a grade 1 tear of his hamstring while competing in the Moomba Masters in Melbourne, Australia, on March 9, said today he expects to be healthy enough to compete in the 55th Masters Water Ski Tournament, May 23-25, in Pine Mountain, Ga.
"Right now my upper leg looks like Mike Tyson used it as a punching bag," Ellis said. "The doctors are saying six weeks, but it should be quicker than that. I have some rehab, that I am use to doing, and I will be back strong for the Masters in May."
Ellis suffered the injury during the second round of the Moomba Masters. He would have qualified for the finals had he been able to continue the next day. The injury means Ellis, a member of the U.S. Elite Water Ski Team, will not be able to compete in the 2014 Pan American Water Ski Championships, April 14-20, in Bogota, Colombia. "I do hate that part," Ellis said. "I will miss the Pan Ams." Zack Worden (Deltona, Fla.) will replace Ellis on the team.