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Frau Muller
02-21-2012, 05:36 PM
Wow, how sad, after his successes in the recent 2012 Nationals and Euros. I wish him the best in the operations and his training towards Sochi 2014. :)

peibeck
02-21-2012, 06:47 PM
Would doctors do both knee surgeries at the same time? :yikes:

And the poor guy has a herniated disk in his back as well? :eek:

Still, all the more impressive that he was able to jump as well as he did to win Russian Nationals and Euros. But honestly, you have to wonder how much more abuse he thinks his body could take in the lead up to Sochi.

Good luck with your recovery, Plushy!

Willowway
02-21-2012, 07:02 PM
A herniated disc can be very painful. Regardless of his on ice career, he'll probably feel considerably better when it's taken care of. I wish him well with the surgery. My experience with this sort of surgery - via my son - is that the patient is not supposed to engage in any potentially 'reinjuring' activities for at least a few months after surgery. I guess if he can't jump for a while it's ok since we're going into summer. But if he does and if he injures the site of the surgery, he's in deep physical trouble. I hope he is not encouraged to do anything rash.

GarrAarghHrumph
02-21-2012, 07:25 PM
I retired from jumping after my herniated disk. Perhaps Plushenko would care to join me in ice dance? ;)

MacMadame
02-21-2012, 07:26 PM
News clip: http://news.sport-express.ru/2012-02-20/494709/

He says that the doctors found an intervertebral disc hernia of considerable size. Also, Mishin is quoted saying that in April they will start working on the new program and they are going to collaborate with foreign specialists from Europe and America.

Somehow I suspect those specialists are not choreographers....

Vash01
02-21-2012, 07:49 PM
Sad to hear this. I just don't see him competing after all these surgeries. It's amazing that he was able to do all those jumps at his nationals and the Euros.

VALuvsMKwan
02-21-2012, 09:01 PM
I wish him a speedy, complete recovery.

As do I.

rosebrallier
02-21-2012, 09:08 PM
I retired from jumping after my herniated disk. Perhaps Plushenko would care to join me in ice dance? ;)
But ice dance isn't manly enough; it doesn't have any quads!
Such a sissy "sport.";):rofl:

Civic
02-21-2012, 09:16 PM
I would be very surprised if the Russian Skating fed isn't hedging its bets when it comes to its men. Plushenko is a big name in the sport who can still command public interest. However, he'll turn 30 in November, he's subjected his body to a lot of wear and tear over the years and he'll need to have a rock solid quad plus all his triples in order to be competitive with the top men in Sochi. I suspect that Piseev & Co. are quietly paying very close attention to Gachinskii, Voronov, etc. and just as quietly making sure they get the specialized coaching, choreographers, etc. they need in order to be ready to represent Russia at Sochi if need be.

love_skate2011
02-21-2012, 09:29 PM
Because the judges (both national and international) are more indulgent with him than with Artur Gachinski. :P

true.
wishing Plushy a speedy and healthy recovery from the surgery

caseyedwards
02-21-2012, 09:36 PM
Wish him the best! He was the best at Euros! Really surprsingly good. And Gachinski was right behind him though he is really up and down.

Vash01
02-21-2012, 11:37 PM
I wish Evgeni the very best. Get well soon, my friend. Don't rush back to training. Even if he never competes again, I feel lucky that I saw him skate for so many years- sometimes live performances.

misskarne
02-21-2012, 11:52 PM
Just watching him in that LP at Euros, you wouldn't have known it. Oh Plushy, PLEASE be careful and look after yourself during this recovery and don't break yourself again.

Hopefully he has the two surgeries very close together or at the same time, so that if he has the physical impediment of his knee recovering he'll be less inclined to do anything that will risk his back. (Logic: "If I can't walk properly, I can't skate.") I hope Mishin and Yana and everyone in his camp are prepared to tie him down if neccessary!

Although after last year, where he got back on the ice too soon after knee surgery and aggravated it again, I would hope/think he learned his lesson.

One thing's for certain though, he'll follow the pattern, and be better than ever once he's recovered! :lol:

Spazactaz
02-22-2012, 12:23 AM
Sad to hear this. I just don't see him competing after all these surgeries. It's amazing that he was able to do all those jumps at his nationals and the Euros.

Or the opposite, he'll recover well then he'll REALLY be able to jump the quads!! Bring his quad lutz back as well, to beat Patrick! XD

Nomad
02-22-2012, 12:26 AM
Or the opposite, he'll recover well then he'll REALLY be able to jump the quads!! Bring his quad lutz back as well, to beat Patrick! XD

When did Plush ever have a quad lutz?