Cary Katz struck up a conversation with last year's runner-up Sam Trickett asking why he had missed the $100,000 buy-in tournament at the Bellagio yesterday. Trickett explained that he was gutted to have missed it, but was sidelined after splitting his foot open.
He then pointed to his left foot, which was inside a thong sandal. Atop his foot were a series of stitches holding together what appeared to be a pretty nasty cut. "Ranch dip caused this," Trickett has said via Twitter, which he accompanied with a graphic photo. (Warning: His Twitter page is not for the faint of heart). He went on to add: "The adrenaline and the pain killers worn off. Jeez, I'm in absolute agony."
Katz informed him that all hope was not lost as he and some other players were thinking about throwing another tournament sometime in July.