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Kite Surfer's Record Breaking Wipeout -- The Damage

11/13/2010 5:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

No, that's not an x-ray of Wolverine's arm ... the appendage actually belongs to the brass-balled kite surfer who shattered his wrist last month while breaking the world speed record.

Rob Douglas arm.

TMZ has obtained an X-ray of Rob Douglas' newly reconstructed, titanium wrist -- which he destroyed on October 28 when he wiped out while surfing at speeds of around 65 MPH.

111010_surfer_video_smallWe also have a picture of Douglas' post-surgery, stitched up wrist ... check that out at your own risk.


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JLS    

Looks like my ankle and leg. I fell on July 2 and had major surgery with a steel plate and eight screws installed in my leg and ankle on July 4. BADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD deal. I wish him a smooth recovery. I have scars all over my leg and ankle and just learned how to walk again. Extremely hard recovery when it's a lower extremity according to my surgeon.

1449 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

this surfer guy actually broke his wrist pleasuring himself..

hey JLS hope you get better and have a quick recovery.Anything low on the body has to handle all the weight of walking which puts unbelievable pressure on the bones,especially if you stumble..be careful

1449 days ago
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MIKE UNSTINGZ    


WOW DUDE. HOPE AMERICAS' WORLD CHAMPION IS OKAY AND READY TO TAKE ON ALL CHALLENGERS. ROB DOUGLAS DUDE YOU ARE AN AMAERICAN HERO. DIG IT.MIDNIGHT TOKER GET A LIFE,YOU WOONDER WHY YOURS TURNED OUT THE WAY IT DID, YOU ONLY WISH YOU COULD BE A WORLDS CHAMPION... THREE CHEERS FOR ROB DOUGLAS AND A SPEEDY WRIST RECOVERY DUDE.

1449 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

Anyone can surf DUDE.He is a world champion wrist wrangler.

Like wow mon.The waves are fierce mon.Its all about the waves mon.Like mon surfing is like soo far out mon,just waxing the board mon and communing with the beast we call the grande pike mon.

Oh brother

1449 days ago
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MIKE UNSTINGZ    

yo- allday midnight toker,the medical weed ain't workin for you, try something stronger and increase the dosage x's 10.thanks alot. american mike.

1448 days ago
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Buggysmom    

Big fans of Rob Douglas...We were lucky to watch him when he was practicing last summer on Sengekontacket Pond on Martha's Vineyard....He's amazing!!! Hope he recovers soon and is back out doing what he does best---breaking world records!!!

1448 days ago
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Eric in Indiana    

I kiteboard (kitesurf) and love the sport. Never kite without a helmet when jumps of 30-40+ feet are possible in moderate wind and wave conditions. This guy is a great rider, but where is the protective equipment? Do you see motorcross bike riders without wrist, chest, and helmets doing extreme tricks? No...and kiteboarding is as dangerous given the right conditions. People die doing this sport from accidents not just the shark bites. Wishing this guy a fast recovery, and next time wear some protective equipment.

1448 days ago
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palmbeach    

speed wind skiffin isn`t surfing and the dangers are far greater that close to land.The surfers have more water as a buffer and the waves slow your speed by drag most all speed sports in non-protecting suitings lead to early retirement and disablements.YES he needs head gear and a suit which could give him greater speed plus a better place where the water is flater and the wind greater like the salt flats after the rain with a tail wind his speed is just the wind blowing and finding the right spot is everything

1448 days ago
9.

Bret    

Never heard of him.

1447 days ago

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