Kaitlyn Weaver - broken fibula in training.

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  1. Mevrouw

    Mevrouw living every minute

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    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.
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  2. quartz

    quartz Point of Know Return

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    NOOOOOOOOOO!!!
  3. flowerpower

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    Best wishes to her for a rapid and full recovery.
  4. Catherine M

    Catherine M Well-Known Member

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    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

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    She's young, strong, healthy, and most of all determined..........I certainly won't give up hope for them at Worlds.
  6. LilJen

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    :( 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!
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  8. love_skate2011

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    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

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    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

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    :wuzrobbed this is not a morning of good figure skating news
  11. Carina

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    :wuzrobbed: NOOO !!! :(
  12. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    Damn, damn, damn!!

    Get well soon Kaitlyn!!
  13. Really

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  14. Sylvia

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    Thanks. Here's the full text:

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

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    Maybe the Detroit Red Wings will let her use their hyperbaric chamber. Don't those promote bone healing?
  16. Debbie S

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    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

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    It's not like they are using it! So maybe her team will ask :)
  18. suep1963

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    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

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    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

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  21. Aussie Willy

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    Poor thing. Regardless of competitions, just hoping that she gets well and fully recovers.
  22. Anita18

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    Ow ow ow ow ow ow! Sounds painful! :yikes:

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

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    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

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    How difficult is it for a fibula to heal? And especially for a skater?
  25. Carmen Ovsiannikov

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    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

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    training in the US but health care in Canada ;)
  27. Really

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    So?
  28. Sylvia

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    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

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    Oh no.... I like this couple. Wishing Kaitlyn speedy recovery and seeing her back on ice soon.
  30. AxelAnnie

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    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