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    Skate Canada has apparently sent out a press release (link not yet available? ETA: now see link posted below) that states that Moir has a "slight muscle strain in his neck" and it appears to be a minor injury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Skate Canada has apparently sent out a press release (link not yet available? ETA: now see link posted below) that states that Moir has a "slight muscle strain in his neck" and it appears to be a minor injury.
    Oh, feck, just send him over to me and I'll give him a nice long massage and he'll be good to go (on multiple levels)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock2 View Post
    Oh, feck, just send him over to me and I'll give him a nice long massage and he'll be good to go (on multiple levels)

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    Can't skate but love to watch

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    Such a relief! Keep your health, Scott and Tessa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Moir has a "slight muscle strain in his neck" and it appears to be a minor injury.

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    i.e. they just aren't ready yet. At least it isn't emergency dental surgery I wouldn't worry.

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    i'm sorry that certain people don't feel all the due respect for these athletes who work hard and risk pain everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triple_toe View Post
    i.e. they just aren't ready yet. At least it isn't emergency dental surgery I wouldn't worry.
    And you know this how??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyross View Post
    i'm sorry that certain people don't feel all the due respect for these athletes who work hard and risk pain everyday.
    Indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyross View Post
    i'm sorry that certain people don't feel all the due respect for these athletes who work hard and risk pain everyday.
    I work hard, too. But I'm not sure that demands that people respect me by not mentioning it if they find my excuses transparent.

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    ^^^ Not everyone who works hard gets to the top!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theatregirl1122 View Post
    I work hard, too. But I'm not sure that demands that people respect me by not mentioning it if they find my excuses transparent.
    I just don't see any "transparent excuses" here. Even a minor injury like this can turn into a serious problem if not healed properly. They simply realize this, and have decided not to risk it in order to be absolutely healthy and in good form for the rest of the season.

    Quote Originally Posted by triple_toe View Post
    i.e. they just aren't ready yet.
    A Davis/White uber who also happens to hate Virtue/Moir, aren't you? Otherwise I can't explain this attitude. Why would the top ice dancing team with a perfect work ethic not be ready when lesser teams feel that they are ready? This is an absurd thought.
    Last edited by lauravvv; 10-04-2012 at 11:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theatregirl1122 View Post
    I work hard, too. But I'm not sure that demands that people respect me by not mentioning it if they find my excuses transparent.
    As an elite athlete? PML.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theatregirl1122 View Post
    I work hard, too. But I'm not sure that demands that people respect me by not mentioning it if they find my excuses transparent.
    I'm curious as to why you would automatically assume their reason to be a "transparent excuse", instead of, for instance, an act of caution (and an understandable one, given their history of injury).

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    Did I say I found their excuse transparent? I said that, for those who find this excuse transparent, the fact that V&M work hard doesn't demand that they respect V&M by not mentioning it.

    Or, more straightforwardly, whether you believe or don't believe V&M's reasons for missing this competition, I do not think it is a respect issue. People pull out of competitions all the time for a variety of reasons including readiness. Injury is often given as a reason even when it is not strictly true. As a result, people are often skeptical. It has nothing to do with how much they do or do not respect V&M. And if V&M were not ready, why would you necessarily assume that it was a work ethic issue? There are plenty of reasons that they might not be feel 100% prepared for this competition that wouldn't have anything to do
    Last edited by Theatregirl1122; 10-04-2012 at 11:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauravvv View Post

    Why would the top ice dancing team with a perfect work ethic not be ready when lesser teams feel that they are ready? This is an absurd thought.
    No one is perfect...

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    les vautours sont sortis

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    I don't see vultures, I see people not taking everything at face value.

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