Plushenko needs two surgeries

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Finnice, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Finnice

    Finnice Well-Known Member

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    According to Finnish newspaper Aamulehti, Evgeni Plushenko will need two surgeries, both his knee and his back. Two different doctors will do the operations, and he can then start his rehabilitation aiming to Sochi 2014.

    Sorry, the clip was short, and that is all the information I got.:plush:
     
  2. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Not a good picture at all. I really wonder about his ability to return to the ice given the complexity of what's going on. IMHO, I think that he would be crazy to do so. :eek:
     
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  3. BittyBug

    BittyBug Kiteless

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    His back as well? Never mind skating, I hope both surgeries are without complications and that he'll recover quickly.
     
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  4. bek

    bek Guest

    I really think its time for Plushenko call it day then. He needs to be healthy so he can play with his little boy, teach him to skate etc.
     
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  5. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(...
     
  6. rfisher

    rfisher At least I still have Pairs to look forward to

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    There are lots of types of back surgeries and not all of them are severe. Without specific details regarding the surgery and what is entailed, it's premature to put him out to pasture. :lol: I think he'll be just fine.
     
  7. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

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    If I learned anything about Plushenko it's that he's the skating version of the bionic man. Keeps coming back and looking as strong as ever.
     
  8. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    Gosh, this reminds me of a Youtube clip I saw with Mary Lou Retton, about how she had to get a hip replacement and how great her doctor was. Here's the clip:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bny8CPukiRo

    Instead of advertising his skills, in the back of my mind it really felt like a warning not to take up gymnastics at the elite level.
     
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  9. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    I wish Plushenko the best, but what does this say about the state of the Russian men's program. Are there really not other men who are going to fight him for his place at Sochi? He is an old man (for skating) and clearly he has his limitations. Why is he still at the top over there?
     
  10. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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    Zhenya, My hopes for a full recovery. Good luck, our friend.
     
  11. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    Best wishes for his recovery from both surgeries!
     
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  12. quiqie

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    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.
     
  13. Vagabond

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    Because the judges (both national and international) are more indulgent with him than with Artur Gachinski. :p
     
  14. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to JR Worlds in Tallinn!

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    Sacrilege! ;)
     
  15. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I wish him a speedy, complete recovery.
     
  16. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    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. :)
     
  17. peibeck

    peibeck Letting Poje be on top

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    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!
     
  18. Willowway

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    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.
     
  19. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    I retired from jumping after my herniated disk. Perhaps Plushenko would care to join me in ice dance? ;)
     
  20. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

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    Somehow I suspect those specialists are not choreographers....
     
  21. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    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.
     
  22. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    As do I.
     
  23. rosebrallier

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    But ice dance isn't manly enough; it doesn't have any quads!
    Such a sissy "sport.";):rofl:
     
  24. Civic

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    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.
     
  25. love_skate2011

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

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    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.
     
  27. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    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.
     
  28. misskarne

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    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:
     
  29. Spazactaz

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    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
     
  30. Nomad

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    When did Plush ever have a quad lutz?