shox to undergo wrist surgery in March
G2 have confirmed that Richard "shox" Papillon will have to undergo surgery next month due to a wrist problem.
The French player had revealed last week that he could have to go under the knife after an MRI scan had revealed a 2cm cyst on his right wrist.
Richard "shox" Papillon will continue playing with the team until his surgery, which has been scheduled for March 23, which means that he will be available for G2's upcoming LAN events, the StarSeries i-League Season 4 and IEM Katowice.
The procedure will be followed by a two-week period in which shox’s wrist will be immobilised with a splint. After that, the player will begin physical rehabilitation, with doctors estimating that a full recovery will take from one to eight weeks after the removal of the splint.
"In the worst case scenario, our coach Edouard ‘SmithZz’ Dubourdeaux is ready to help the team as potential substitute," G2 add.
"From April 9th it is planned that shox will be back to our starting roster, however, we will keep a close eye on the situation and will re-evaluate the date if necessary depending on his recovery.
"We are certain that shoxieJESUS will be back and be able to play in front of the #G2ARMY in Marseille for DreamHack Masters at the prestigious Le Dôme de Marseille, from April 18 to 22, and as always, we remain as committed of ensuring our players’ well-being as ever before.
"Please be so kind to join us in sending Richard the best vibes and luck for this procedure. May the king be back soon."
shox was G2's top performer at ELEAGUE Major Boston, averaging a 1.19 rating in the team's quarter-final run after also being their best player in the New Challenger Stage, with an average 1.42 rating.