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nubka
11-02-2011, 08:51 PM
A back injury. I wonder how much more of him we will really see in the future. :( :( :(

http://www.examiner.com/figure-skating-in-national/cup-of-china-preview-men-oda-for-a-repeat-abbott-gachinski-ready-to-spoil

Sylvia
11-02-2011, 08:53 PM
What is that link supposed to go to? ETA: Thanks for posting the link you intended!

See also the French skating news thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showpost.php?p=3349608&postcount=838

nubka
11-02-2011, 09:13 PM
Sorry. I just fixed the link.

paskatefan
11-03-2011, 10:15 AM
Sorry to hear this news. :( I hope he has a full, speedy recovery.

Polymer Bob
11-03-2011, 10:58 AM
Too bad. I was interested in seeing how Brian would do. :(

Zemgirl
11-03-2011, 11:33 AM
Too bad. I was interested in seeing how Brian would do. :(
Well, right now he can't do much - apparently he said in an interview that he can't even lean over to put on his socks, or something to that effect, so obviously a competitive skate is out of the question for the time being. He's still aiming for TEB and I hope he won't be sidelined for too long.

haribobo
11-03-2011, 12:16 PM
Well, that's annoying. I wish when he realized this a few weeks ago that he pulled out of the comp. so someone who CAN put on their socks and skate quite well got the spot. :mad: Or did this just happen to him all of a sudden?

Zemgirl
11-03-2011, 12:29 PM
Well, that's annoying. I wish when he realized this a few weeks ago that he pulled out of the comp. so someone who CAN put on their socks and skate quite well got the spot. :mad: Or did this just happen to him all of a sudden?
Last Thursday (http://www.lequipe.fr/Ski/breves2011/20111101_141842_jourbert-forfait.html). There was an update during the weekend that he was giving it a few days to see if there would be an improvement, and there wasn't.

haribobo
11-03-2011, 12:56 PM
Oh ok, fair nuff then. That's unfortunate. I hope the same doesn't happen right before TEB. :o

MarieM
11-03-2011, 01:47 PM
Well if he hasn't recovered as of next week, I kind of think TEB would be a stupid mistake.

peibeck
11-03-2011, 02:06 PM
Even if he is feeling better, a back injury is nothing he probably should rush. Better to try and get stronger and wait for French nationals.

haribobo
11-03-2011, 03:57 PM
I guess Ponsart would be his most likely replacement at TEB? Would be a good opportunity for him. He did pretty well at Cup of Nice.

Wiery
11-03-2011, 04:20 PM
Wishing him a quick recovery.

mia joy
11-03-2011, 05:14 PM
I have an impression Brian's career history in the past few seasons contains nothing but illnesses/injuries that make him withdraw from the GP.
When was actually the last time he did the entire GP series without being forced to withdraw from an event?

Zemgirl
11-03-2011, 05:23 PM
I have an impression Brian's career history in the past few seasons contains nothing but illnesses/injuries that make him withdraw from the GP.
When was actually the last time he did the entire GP series without being forced to withdraw from an event?
2006-7, the year he won the GPF (and everything else). In 2007 Joubert withdrew from TEB before the event, in 2008 he withdrew in the middle of the GPF with a back injury, in 2009 it was a foot injury and he couldn't do the GPF, and last year he withdrew from TEB before the LP citing illness. He also had some other injuries during these years, but has only missed GPs and French Nationals.

AFAIK, Joubert was pretty injury-free until 2007. I guess after a while skating at this level takes a toll.

I agree with those who suggested that TEB might not be a good idea for him. He can always do a senior B later on if he wants feedback on his programs from international judges before Euros.