Kaitlyn Weaver - broken fibula in training.

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Mevrouw, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Mevrouw

    Mevrouw living every minute

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,075
    Reliable sources (including direct from Kaitlyn) have confirmed that she had a training accident on the weekend when her blade got caught on the boards. She has a broken fibula (small bone of the leg) near her ankle and they'll be out of Canadian Nationals while she recovers. They intend to try for Worlds but will not have much time to train when she's allowed back on the ice.

    Sending sympathy and best wishes to both Kaitlyn and Andrew. Get well soon.
    alilou and (deleted member) like this.
  2. quartz

    quartz Point of Know Return

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2002
    Messages:
    1,811
    NOOOOOOOOOO!!!
  3. flowerpower

    flowerpower Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2005
    Messages:
    1,687
    Best wishes to her for a rapid and full recovery.
  4. Catherine M

    Catherine M Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2001
    Messages:
    7,850
    Get well Kaitlyn!

    I hope somehow she can manage to be in shape for Worlds in March but I won't get my hopes up.
  5. clarie

    clarie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2003
    Messages:
    2,473
    She's young, strong, healthy, and most of all determined..........I certainly won't give up hope for them at Worlds.
  6. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2006
    Messages:
    9,253
    :( Depends very much on where the break is and the degree of breakage (and whether or not she needs surgery). She might be healed up by Worlds, but I think usually even minor fibula fractures they recommend a minimum of 3 months, which wouldn't leave time for training.:wuzrobbed Get well soon, Kaitlyn, and do your best to enjoy the time off doing things you don't normally have time to do!
  7. Capella

    Capella Guest

  8. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Messages:
    1,475
    speedy recovery :wuzrobbed
    how long does this injury usually lasts ? I hope they will still be ready by Worlds and win the bronze medal
  9. kirkbiggestfan

    kirkbiggestfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2003
    Messages:
    2,214
    Canada could probably get 3 Olympic spots if Gilles-Poirier don't mess up...no need to rush if she is not ready.
    (I have had that injury and it is very painful)
  10. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    30,103
    :wuzrobbed this is not a morning of good figure skating news
  11. Carina

    Carina Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2001
    Messages:
    299
    :wuzrobbed: NOOO !!! :(
  12. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2004
    Messages:
    5,283
    Damn, damn, damn!!

    Get well soon Kaitlyn!!
  13. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2001
    Messages:
    29,428
  14. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    Messages:
    30,019
    Thanks. Here's the full text:

    Best wishes to her on a full and speedy recovery!
  15. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2002
    Messages:
    10,582
    Maybe the Detroit Red Wings will let her use their hyperbaric chamber. Don't those promote bone healing?
  16. Debbie S

    Debbie S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2004
    Messages:
    6,092
    It also depends where the break is. Ankle fractures usually heal in 6 weeks. Of course, she's not going to be back on the ice at 6 weeks. 3 months is probably more like it. If the break was in her leg - Mevrouw's post suggested it was above the ankle - then healing might take longer than 6 weeks b/c the lower leg doesn't get a lot of blood flow and is notoriously slow to heal. I broke my tibia (yep, skating, but not doing anything near as complex as Kaitlyn probably was) a few inches above the ankle (right at the top of the skate boot) and I won't scare W/P fans by saying how long full healing took. But Kaitlyn is younger than me, plus the fibula heals faster than the tibia, so hopefully she will heal much faster. But if it was in fact a leg fracture, 12 weeks would not be unusual.

    Really? Damn, wish I'd known that 3 years ago. ;)
  17. Carolla5501

    Carolla5501 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    3,284
    It's not like they are using it! So maybe her team will ask :)
  18. suep1963

    suep1963 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2007
    Messages:
    8,897
    I had surgery on a broken fibula last year. I was non-weight bearing for 71 days. I also did major damage to all the tendons and ligaments, and that slowed things down for me considerably. And like Debbie, I'm a bit older as well.
  19. euterpe

    euterpe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2003
    Messages:
    11,862
    Worlds starts 82 days from now. It doesn't seem as if it will be possible for her to recover from the surgery and have enough time to train leading up to Worlds.
  20. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    Messages:
    30,019
  21. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Messages:
    17,991
    Poor thing. Regardless of competitions, just hoping that she gets well and fully recovers.
  22. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2001
    Messages:
    11,046
    Ow ow ow ow ow ow! Sounds painful! :yikes:

    Hope she makes a full recovery! Poor thing!
  23. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,482
    Sorry to see this injury confirmed. Best wishes to Kaitlyn for a full recovery and back safely on the ice soon!

    Heal well, and good luck to both Kaitlyn and Andrew.

    :saint:
  24. zee703

    zee703 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2012
    Messages:
    28
    How difficult is it for a fibula to heal? And especially for a skater?
  25. Carmen Ovsiannikov

    Carmen Ovsiannikov New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2001
    Messages:
    8,165
    I love W&P and while I wasn't totally in love with their new FD, I was happy to find out that they were making some changes to it. Was looking forward to seeing what they had come up with. I'm sorry that Kaitlyn has broken her ankle and while I would love to see her and Andrew make it to Worlds (especially since it's in Canada) I think she should take her time to heal properly.

    I agree with euterpe. Even if Kaitlyn's ankle is technically healed by Worlds, I wonder would there be time to really be in 100% shape for it. After seeing what has happened to skaters in the past who have rushed their returns from injury, part of me hopes that W&P think of Kaitlyn making a complete recovery first and foremost. I say try for Worlds only if it won't place undue strain on her. As disappointed as I am to not see W&P and the improved version of their FD at the remaining competitions, it might be more wise to write off the rest of the season. Recover, rest and begin planning for the Olympic season.

    Anyway, I'm sure team W&P will do what is best for Kaitlyn/them though they must be disppointed as well.
  26. jamcan

    jamcan New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Messages:
    27
    training in the US but health care in Canada ;)
  27. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2001
    Messages:
    29,428
    So?
  28. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    Messages:
    30,019
    Posted on their Facebook fan page yesterday:

    "Kaitlyn contacted me after her surgery, she wanted me to let you all know it was a success!"
  29. spikydurian

    spikydurian New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    2,684
    Oh no.... I like this couple. Wishing Kaitlyn speedy recovery and seeing her back on ice soon.
  30. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2002
    Messages:
    5,686
    oh hiw totally awful. I have broken my fibula twice (once was a tib-fracture..no fun) but the solo fib was nbd. they didn't even cast it...but then, I was not trying to do anything exotic like get in shape for Worlds. Good luck to both her and Katie
  31. The Observer

    The Observer New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    810
    Why would you assume Gilles & Poirier would mess up? Paul in particular has a lot of experience and has been to the Olympics. The withdrawal of W&P from Nationals will presumably mean that G&P finish 2nd to Virtue & Moir, and it will be interesting to see which other team ends up on the podium and whether they go to Worlds or whether W&P will still go.

    I'm glad that G&P have a good chance of getting to Worlds this year since they won a spot to Worlds at Nationals last year but couldn't go because Piper's release from the USFSA wasn't through yet.
  32. NorthernDancers

    NorthernDancers New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    223

    I wouldn't assume it is a foregone conclusion that G/P will earn the 2nd spot. There is very little difference, if any, between G/P and P/I. In my opinion, last year's results were ridiculous. The rightful 3rd place winners in my view were R/H, and they did go to worlds and placed very respectably. G/P dazzled people with their tricky programs and peppy personalities, but were a mess from the waist down. And I have to think politics came into play, based on P's previous results. P/I were coming off a nasty injury-plagued season. It showed in their performances, and they managed to hang on to top 5 position. R/H had beautiful programs, especially their FD, and were under-rated in my opinion.

    This year, the landscape is different. The international judging panel has brought some reason to the Canadian political game in the scores G/P have received internationally. P/I have moved to Detroit to train and are looking much stronger, and more importantly, healthy and happy. R/H unfortunately have not shown any improvement, and their programs are dreadful. So it is not beyond reason that P/I could land in that 2nd spot. They have it in them. I have to think it would be either P/I or G/P in that 2nd and 3rd spot. At Worlds, either team could pull out strong enough performances to keep the 3rd spot for Canada, but it will be a tough go for both of them. Looking at the international rankings this season, I would expect 11 and 12 or 12 and 13. To be safe, one of them needs to finish in 11th spot. If V/M don't win Worlds and finish 2nd, then the 2nd Canadian team must finish 11th.
    Debrah and (deleted member) like this.
  33. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2001
    Messages:
    7,591
    I would love to see Paul & Islam win silver in Mississauga. I was really looking forward to seeing Weaver & Poje live but the exposure for Paul & Islam who are also a talented team would be amazing going into an Olympic year. I honestly think though that the results with W&P out will be 1. V&M (obviously lol!), 2. G&P and 3. P&I. Really depends though if anyone makes a significant mistake. 2 and 3 could definitely change if G&P or P&I make any errors.
  34. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2002
    Messages:
    5,686
    ^^Totally agree and hope that happens
  35. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I

    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Messages:
    19,363
    Assuming that W/P are out, I'm hoping that P/I get to London and that they place at least 12th, regardless of where G/P place, so that they are guaranteed two GP assignments next year.
    aka_gerbil and (deleted member) like this.
  36. tut88

    tut88 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    336
    Im sorry for the injury !!!
    I m sure they will do EVERYTHING that the doctors say, so I don't worry about a too rushed recovery !
  37. Jeschke

    Jeschke Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,899
    i cannot see them in any way cracking top 12 - the really should have luck on their site for that to happen.
  38. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    Messages:
    30,019
  39. Debbie S

    Debbie S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2004
    Messages:
    6,092
    Wow, Kaitlyn sure looks tiffed for someone with a broken bone recovering from surgery. And her crutches are pretty tiffed, too. :glamor: :)
  40. manhn

    manhn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2002
    Messages:
    9,175
    Those are crutches? I thought they were ski poles (maybe as a Xmas gift?)!