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Parko probably postponed

Joel Parkinson admits recovery slower than hoped, may miss Teahupoo.

Updated: July 26, 2010, 4:31 PM ET
By Andy Morris

It was the heel slice seen 'round the world. Nearly two weeks ago, Joel Parkinson was where he usually is this time of year: right up in the mix for an ASP world title. Then, in a routine barrel caught during a routine training session at Snapper, everything went sideways in a frighteningly familiar way. It was only a year ago that a freesurfing ankle injury derailed one of the most foregone title runs in recent memory. Now, thanks to a fin gash that quite nearly cut his heel off, Parkinson ...

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