Up and coming Houston Heat player Ronnie Dizon tore a ligament in his ankle while competing for the team at the latest Millennium event in Bitburg, Germany this past weekend.
Sources close to the team say he will be out 4-6 weeks, a recovery timeline that keeps him from playing in the PSP Chicago Open, which runs June 21st -23rd. Though Heat has a stacked roster, and recently picked up Jacob Edwards from Tampa Bay Damage, this news is still a blow to the team.
Dizon has been playing well in 2013 and is ranked 32nd overall. Last season he ranked 41st Overall but didn’t see a ton of playing time, taking the field for 75 of Heat’s 247 total points. This season he’s already played 59 of 92 total points, and is looking like he really improved in the off-season.
This injury is going to put pressure on Sam Monville and Chad George to play well on the Snake side. Monville is getting off to a slow start this season; he’s ranked 87th overall this season. Last year he was ranked 28th overall.
Heat won 3 events in 2012, including the World Cup, their first season together as a team. So far this season the highest they have placed is 5th, at both the PSP Mid Atlantic Open and the PSP Dallas Open.
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