Bede Durbidge will be in a wheelchair for four weeks following his horrific wipeout in round 3 of the Billabong Pipeline Masters.

Durbidge posted this photo and the caption below on Instagram this morning.

“Couple of gifts thanks to Pipeline. A 17cm rod in the back and a plate with 4 screws in the front. It has been overwhelming with all the love and support from everyone. Thank you to everyone. I’m not sure how long the recovery will be but I’ll be in a wheel chair for the first month.”

Although the accident at Pipe ruled him out of a top ten final ranking, Durbidge still finished the year ranked 12th in the world, his best result on tour since a sixth place finish in 2010. His 2016 year included runner up results at the Oi Rio Pro and Quiksilver Pro France to Filipe Toledo and Gabriel Medina respectively.

We wish you a speedy recovery big guy.