TSM’s Leffen Says Hand Surgery Is Required For Injury
An incredible Smash Melee players around, William “Leffen” Hjelte will be having hand surgery, after a reportedly “very clumsy” accident. This happened just a few days ago, on March 28th, 2021. Things have just not been going well for Leffen in his attempt to grow as a Smash Melee player and streamer, he seems incredibly frustrated at how this is all going. We just hope that he can recover and get back on track soon.
Setback After Setback
Fighting games, especially Smash Melee can be incredibly hard on your hands. In fact, a thread back on 2013 on Smashboards talks about how Melee players (or gamers just in general) can increase their longevity in these styles of games. But sadly, Leffen confirmed the hand surgery will be required. Across a pair of tweets, Leffen had this to say about the hand surgery:
“Xray confirmed got a broken bone in my hand, not sure how long it’s gonna take to heal or next steps yet 🙁 Gonna be wearing a cast, surgery next week to ensure full mobility eventually. Going to be some really rough weeks/months mentally.”
Between this, the VISA issues he suffered back in 2016, he’s had some pretty serious setbacks. Missing a big EVO was among the issues caused by his VISA. But now he’s injured his hand, and while we don’t know what happened, we know he said it was done in a clumsy way, but he will surely be back. It doesn’t sound like he’s given up, but he sounds very frustrated about how things have gone for him.
We hope that Leffen can step back, get the hand surgery he needs. Rest, recover, and come back to Smash Melee with a fresh perspective and the motivation to succeed. He’s already an incredible Fox player, and we’d like to see 2021 be the year he starts dethroning the Five Gods of Smash Melee. Depending on the break, it may only be a few weeks post-surgery, but it could be much longer. We at Esports Talk wish nothing but the best for Leffen as he endures this.