Esteemed Super Smash Bros. Melee player Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma took to twitter recently to announce his recent wrist injury. The former Evo champ and current number one player told his followers that after playing Fox and Falco during an Orlando local he started to experience sharp wrist and forearm pain. Injuries are never a good thing, but the timing for this injury could not be worse with Evo weekend just a few days away.
This isn’t the first time Hungrybox has suffered an injury days before an event. In fact, he managed to place 4th at Genesis 4 with a broken finger last year. While there have been a few fans making light of the injury or taunting Hungrybox, most have been supportive. Even those who aren’t fans of the famed Jigglypuff’s playstyle have largely lamented the incident, as most people expected Evo to play a large role in deciding the rankings for the end of the year.
Hungrybox is still expected to enter and compete at Evo, but only time will tell how much of an effect this injury will have on his gameplay.
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