Bad break for WMA’s Ben

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

THE only draw­back in what was oth­er­wise a suc­cess­ful night was a hor­rific in­jury suf­fered by WMA’s Ben Kelle­her.

The K1 fighter sus­tained a badly bro­ken leg in the first round of his duel with Braid Jack­son while at­tempt­ing a reg­u­la­tion kick.

The graphic ac­ci­dent stunned the crowd as the show was put on hold for sev­eral min­utes while Kelle­her was at­tended to.

On Sun­day he was taken to Mackay, where he was op­er­ated on, with two steel rods in­serted to sup­port the leg. Kelle­her re­turned to the Whit­sun­days on Mon­day morn­ing to start his long road back to re­cov­ery.

De­spite the sever­ity of the in­jury, WMA coach An­ton Zafir tipped Kelle­her to even­tu­ally re­turn to the fight­ing arena.

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