According to Rip Curl team manager Ryan Fletcher, after being examined at the hospital Wright was confirmed to have suffered a severe concussion, minor bleeding in the brain and experiencing limited movement. He will remain in the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. As the third-place finisher in the Invitational, Mason Ho will replace Wright in Round 1 of the Billabong Pipe Masters.
At No. 5 on the Jeep Leaderboard Wright was one of six Title contenders and a standout during freesurfs heading into the final event of the season. With his withdrawal only five surfers will be competing for the World Title).