Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom’s return to competing may have been ruined after he picked up an injury.
The legendary Belgian player, who played for iconic teams like VeryGames and Titan eSports, had most recently been playing as a part of Red Reserve following their recent roster issues.
However, any chance he has of making a real return to the top level of competitive CS:GO may be in trouble after picking up an injury of his own doing - which he revealed to fans via Twitter.
On February 16, ScreaM tweeted: “So, today, I went ice skating and fell down on my right hand :( Can't move my hand right now, I hope it will be better soon.”
When some fans were suspicious of ScreaM baiting them with a lie, the Belgian then tweeted out a photo of his right hand wrapped in ice.
However, a day later, on February 17, ScreaM returned to Twitter with a teasing post that signaled he had ‘bad news’ which concerned plenty of his fans further.
Yet, the Belgian did not post any update following his tweet.
Bad news...— ScreaM (@ScreaM_) February 17, 2019
It remains to be seen if ScreaM’s injury affects his play moving forward and if he can actually return to the top level of competitive CS:GO.
Spots on top teams are likely to appear following the conclusion of the IEM Katowice Major when a period of roster changes is expected to happen with teams who have fallen short in their search of success trying to rejig their line-ups.
The Belgian star has since revealed that his injury is less serious than first feared, as he only suffered a wrist sprain.
He posted an update on his injury via Instagram, stating: "Thanks to the support of a medical team and a wrist specialist, I am making rapid progress and will soon be able to regain all my sensations! This is very positive news, and I’m more motivated than ever to get back on top."
ScreaM added: "The amount of love and support that I have received over the past few days has been breathtaking. All your attention means a lot and is truly inspiring me to come back better than ever. Thank you to everyone including all my new teammates, fans and players."
Since suffering the injury, the Belgian star has also joined up with a new set of teammates - playing under the 'Uruguay' name until they can find an organization to represent.
It remains to be seen if the all European line-up can cause waves in the CS:GO scene but having a fully-fit ScreaM should certainly help.