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Jossi Wells undergoes surgery

Jossi Wells gets surgery in New Zealand to repair a broken ankle.

Updated: September 17, 2010, 4:18 PM ET
By Tim Pierce

On Wednesday at Mercy Hospital in Dunedin, New Zealand, Jossi Wells went under the knife to fix an injury he sustained while skateboarding in May. The last time the 20-year-old underwent surgery was at the age of 16, after he broke his collarbone at the 2007 X Games.

He wasn't expecting to need surgery. After numerous visits to the doctors and countless physical therapy sessions, Jossi was told that his ankle should heal without surgery. Doctors told him that with some ...

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