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    Smirnov injured; may miss Olympics

    I thought this deserved it's own thread
    Today during the Panin memorial competitio, Alexander Smirnov fell during the SP and it seems he tore a ligament in his knee. Apparently he will have surgery.

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    How incredibly unfortunate

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    This team never catches a break. Damn.

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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.

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    That's just terrible. It had to happen now...
    Touching the void.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherub721 View Post
    This team never catches a break. Damn.
    All too true. And aren't they Moskvina's last team? I love her as much as I admire this team's tenacity.
    DH - and that's just my opinion

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    Such a shame.

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    I can't believe...so sad

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    My favorite pairs! So sad!

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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....

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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.

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    sad news

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    Uh oh. . .
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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.

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    how horrible :, and even more horrible for Yuko
    looks like its up for grabs for Stolbova/Klimov

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    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.
    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:Pa...Tendonitis.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioana View Post
    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.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    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'm going with original translation error that got propagated online . Agreed this couldn't have happened at a worse time for K/S, though.

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    Here is a link of what happened

    http://topspb.tv/news/news25295/

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    How awful for them!

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