Cloud9's premier top laner Eric "Licorice" Ritchie opened up on Twitter today about wrist injuries that have been affecting him for the better half of the 2019 LCS Summer Split. Academy top laner Ziqing "Kumo" Zhao will sub in for him during week five of the LCS.
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In his post, Licorice explains that while he's been dealing with on and off wrist pain ever since his debut as a pro, the flares have become worse since the beginning of summer. The injury has had some effect on his practice, specifically leading up to Rift Rivals.
C9 owner Jack Etienne and coach Bok "Reapered" Han-gyu have been working with Licorice to ensure that he recovers properly, and together they decided to give him a week off from practice over the past week.
Licorice will begin scrimming again with the team starting next week depending on his condition.