Courtney Conlogue has officially withdrawn from the Margaret River Pro - Women's due to a foot injury she suffered on the Gold Coast earlier this season. The Californian also had to withdraw from the first two events, the Roxy Pro Gold Coast and Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach earlier this month.
Having been at the forefront of the World Title race the past three years, the injury is a huge setback for Conlogue -- especially with it being so early in the season. Despite the hurdle, she is in good spirits and looking to return to the Tour as soon as possible. The battle-tested 25-year-old is taking the time needed to properly heal and rehabilitate her foot. Conlogue fractured the fifth metatarsal on her foot when training at Snapper Rocks prior to the start of the season.
"It is never easy to pull out of an event, especially when you're so excited to get the new season going," she said. "However, my excitement for my return to a jersey continues to grow."
Having finished ranked No. 4 at the end of 2017, Conlogue is more eager than ever to pick up where she left off -- especially because she usually performs well during the Australian leg of the Tour. And despite the injury, Conlogue has been showing up to all the events to show her support.
"I just want to give a massive thanks and group hug to all my family, friends and fans that have been here supporting my recovery process," she said. "I love you guys and looking forward to my return. PS It's my turn to hang with the crew in the WSL booth."
Catch Conlogue break out her commentating skills during the Margaret River Pro from April 11 - 22.