Dean Morrison Assaulted

Dean Morrison (AUS), 29, current ASP World No. 37, was assaulted in a senseless act of violence early Sunday morning at home on the Gold Coast. As reported by

ASP World Tour surfer Dean Morrison is ‘lucky to be alive’ after being king-hit and knocked unconscious in an unprovoked attack by a local ‘Coolie’ in Coolangatta early on Sunday morning. Morrison was on a night out with friends at a Griffith Street hotel when he was struck in the face by a man he did not know, about midnight.

He was taken to hospital with a broken cheekbone and numerous facial gashes.

Despite the severity of the injuries which included several gashes to the face and a broken cheekbone, early reports have it that Morrison has been cleared to travel to South Africa to compete in the Billabong Pro at Jeffrey’s Bay.
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