I was there, someone did say something about her back I guess from a previous problem? She did manage to remove her own board while she was in the water, but I could tell she was in a lot of pain after that. Maybe someone can confirm, I know her dad is on this site sometimes. I saw Will Christien at the hotel that night but she didn't have any details about her injury.
Anyway, thoughts and prayers to Nicola for a speedy recovery.