Smirnov injured; may miss Olympics

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by oleada, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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  2. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    This team never catches a break. Damn. :(
  3. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

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    Such horrible timing! 2-6 months recovery time a very broad spectrum, but maybe it turns out this isn't that severe? Fingers crossed for them.
  4. Primorskaya

    Primorskaya New Member

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    That's just terrible. It had to happen now...
  5. Lyinna

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    So sad, it seems that for 2-3 years they were constantly injuried. They are beautiful to watch.
  6. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

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    All too true. And aren't they Moskvina's last team? I love her as much as I admire this team's tenacity.
  7. Lara

    Lara Well-Known Member

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    Such a shame. :(
  8. lala

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    I can't believe...so sad :(
  9. ana

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    My favorite pairs! So sad!:(
  10. jiejie

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    A black thundercloud seems to follow this team. Very sorry for Smirnov, Kavaguti, and Moskvina. Certainly they are out of the GP and I would assume Russian nationals also. Beyond that....
  11. julieann

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    I feel so bad for him. :( I guess his one legged lifts have finally caught up to his landing leg. I'm curious what the doctors will say as all ligament damage isn't the same.

    I also question Moskvina in having them do a meaninglessly local competition a week and a half before they leave for their first Grand Prix in Canada?

    This really puts them at a huge disadvantage going into nationals with only one competition under their belts AND being injured and that’s IF they can compete at NHK which is only 4 weeks away and that’s still doubtful.

    Getting to the Olympics under those conditions will be a long shot; beating S/K can be done as weak as S/K are normally but with K/S injured they would be even.

    If he needs surgery, their career is over. :slinkaway
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  13. LilJen

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    Uh oh. . .
  14. Zemgirl

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    Poor Smirnov, that sucks. I can't figure out, is it a tendon or a ligament? And which ligament? If it's a torn ACL, he's done for the season and presumably for good. If it's something else, they might still make it.

    Very sad if this is the end of the line for them, especially since Yuko gave up her Japanese citizenship to be able to compete for Russia at the Olympics.
  15. love_skate2011

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    how horrible :wuzrobbed:, and even more horrible for Yuko :(
    looks like its up for grabs for Stolbova/Klimov
  16. ioana

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    Patellar tendon is definitely a tendon and it's in the front of the knee, not the back like ACL. I know google translate sometimes does funny things to ligaments/tendons/muscles, but this time around the translation seems to make sense.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Patellar_Tendonitis.jpg
  17. Zemgirl

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    I got that from the Google Translate but other sources including oleada in the OP mentioned a ligament injury. So I'm not sure what exactly happened.

    I've had some patellar issues so I'm familiar with the location ;) And even if it's not a really bad injury, the timing sucks.
  18. ioana

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    I'm going with original translation error that got propagated online ;). Agreed this couldn't have happened at a worse time for K/S, though.
  19. julieann

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    How awful for them!
  21. love_skate2011

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  22. FarFarAway

    FarFarAway Choice is an illusion

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    Shattered dreams. Oh dear.
  23. Moka-Ananas

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    How horrible :(
    His pain is really visible...it's so heartbreaking :(
  24. museksk8r

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    So saddened to hear this news. (((Yuko & Sasha))) :(:wuzrobbed
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    WAAAHHH!!! I love these two!
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    NOOOOO!!! How sad for Yuko in particular (Smirnov too!). She gave up her Japanese citizenship to go to the Olympics and came close to winning a medal in 2010. This was her last chance for a medal. I am very sorry to hear this.
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    It must feel even worse psycologically :(

    Tomorrow is his birthday...
  28. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    It's not unusual for a team to do a small competition as a tune up before they start their big events.
  29. skateboy

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    :confused:

    Wishing Sasha a speedy recovery.
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    So sad. This team has had one injury setback after another.
  32. peibeck

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    Oh my gosh, they were close to a medal in 2010. What sad news! :(

    Best wishes to Smirnov on his surgery and recovery.
  33. dinakt

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    Oh no, no, no. I am so sad for them; they have overcome so many injuries and came through so much. Sometimes life just kicks you in the teeth, doesn't it. Wishing Smirnov the speediest recovery, and wishing him not to feel responsible or pressured; injuries happen. Argh.
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  35. easilydistracte

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    Feeling heartsick at this news. Thought that this year would be a good one for them. Their new programs sounded so beautiful, too, just going from what's been written about them (have never seen the programs performed).

    If I'm not mistaken, this is the same knee that Smirnov's had surgery on before (earlier this year?). He might have still been rehabbing it--some photos from earlier this summer show the knee all taped up for support. So many injuries for this team. Yuko had a lot of attention because of the shoulder, but she got that fixed. The last few years, it's been all Sasha. His condition hasn't gotten as much publicity, but, this past season alone, he's had appendicitis and the hernia in addition to the knee. (I seem to recall that he had mentioned in an interview sometime in the past few months that he had been on painkillers most of the season.)

    Wishing him a good and complete recovery. My best wishes to both of them, too.
  36. lauravvv

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    So sad :(. I don't even know what to say if they can't go to Olympics, except to wish them all the best in their future lives.

    I will really miss seeing them - they had/have such beautiful skating.
  37. kwanfan1818

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    Especially with V/T on the record that they wouldn't be skating the FS in the Team Event, where, barring disaster, Russia should be fighting for the gold.
  38. jenny12

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    How horribly sad for them!


    Am I missing something?
  39. halffull

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    Gosh, that fall looks so painful. My heart breaks for them :(
  40. Nune

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    How terrible also for Tamara Moskvina beeing her last season.
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