CS:GO star Richard ‘shox’ Papillon is looking likely to undergo wrist surgery following the discovery of a cyst.
The Frenchman, who is captain of G2 eSports, recently returned from the United States following the completion of the ELeague Major: Boston.
A competition which saw home team Cloud9 were crowned champions, taking home the $500,000 winner’s prize pool.
Shox revealed the news to his fans via his personal Twitter account, with the tweet reading as follows…
Not the best news i had coming back at home. Right hand/wrist IRM result : Got a 2cm Kyst, probably going to need an opération, will know more about it friday (specialist meeting)
— Richard Papillon (@G2shox) 30 January 2018
Cloud9 became the first ever North American team to win a CS:GO tournament and, whilst they were at it, a new Twitch viewership record was set.
In fact, they and FaZe were able to beat the all time record for a single Twitch channel with 1.13m simultaneous viewers.
Although the operation is unlikely to be anything major, the recovery time for shox is unknown and the injury could keep him out of pro gaming for a while.
His fellow team members are thought to be concerned with his potential inability to train and practice following the removal of the cyst.
As it stands, G2 eSports’ main option would be to draft Fabien ‘kioShiMa’ Fiey in his place to cover for their recovering captain.
kioShiMa is a former FaZe Clan team member and would be an experienced back up option to shox. FaZe Clan were the other finalists in the recent Boston tournament, losing out 2-1 to an impressive Cloud9.
Looking at the upcoming calendar, it is looking likely that the G2 eSports captain will miss the IEM Katowice in Poland which runs from 27 February to 4 March.
shox will no doubt be extremely disappointed should he miss out on the Southern Polish tournament, having performed so poorly with his team in Boston.
Papillon was quick to apologise G2 fans on behalf of his team’s performance, dropping out in the quarter finals.
However, the Frenchman can take some consolation in the fact that they lost to the eventual winners who, backed by a home crowd, took the tournament by storm.
Apologies to all our fans, we didnt show up. GG @Cloud9 and GL in semis ! Make your America proud !
— Richard Papillon (@G2shox) 26 January 2018
CS:GO fans will be itching to find out how long shox will be out for following news of his likely surgery.
We wish the G2 captain the speediest of recoveries.