"Very unfortunate news."
World number two Caroline Marks has told fans she ain’t gonna be on the bird to Sydney tonight after testing positive for COVID-19, a gritty lil disease that has otherwise shut down international travel and torn hell out of ol peoples’ withered air bags.
Taking to Instagram, Marks, who is nineteen and was 2018’s rookie of the year, told her 179,000 fans,
“Some very unfortunate news, I tested positive for Covid-19. I will not be making the charter flight to Austrailia tonight. I am following all the Covid protocols and do expect to be competing when I’m cleared. I want to wish all the WSL competitors and staff a safe flight. I’ll Keep everyone posted.”
It ain’t a tour without the best of the title contenders and Marks, at forefront of an advancing army of wild talents that’ll clean out the existing roster, is still a favourite to win the crown, the addition of events at Teahupoo and Pipeline considered to her advantage.
As Longtom wrote eight months ago when the tour changes were announced, “The gals are back in Teahupoo. A brave, bold move. Which will likely deliver copious laydays, zero-point heat totals and a Caroline Marks dynasty into the forseeable future.”
Various world champions, including Stephanie Gilmore, Mick Fanning, Lisa Andersen and Italo Ferriera all posted kind words in the comment pane.
“That sucks. Chin up. Get healthy and get over here!” wrote three-timer Mick.