Wright announced his intentions last month to return to competition when he entered a Qualifying Series event, the Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota Pro, in Newcastle, Australia. “The WSL is pleased to confirm that Owen Wright will return to competition at this year’s QS6000 Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota Pro in Newcastle,” said WSL Commissioner Kieren Perrow in a press release. “Since his injury in Hawaii in December of 2015, the WSL has worked closely with Wright, his physicians, and the sport’s medical committee to ensure that, if he were to return to competition, his health and well-being would take priority.
Although it isn’t confirmed that Wright will accept the wildcard, it can be expected that we’ll see him back on tour in 2017. “Owen has passed his own physician’s medical review and has received the WSL medical committee’s approval to compete in Newcastle,” Perrow continued. “Following the Newcastle event, all parties will reconvene to discuss whether Owen wishes to accept the WSL wildcard to commence the 2017 CT season.
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