Thanks to PI .. I discovered I'm actually a Nontheist
"Love is better than Anger, Hope is better than fear" Jack Layton 1950-2011
I suspect anyathlete training in elite level of any sport is "abusing" their body. I heard a statistic on the tv yesterday that the most sports injuries in high school are in cheer leading! OK that was a surprise.
I suspect bodies are not designed to be "trained" at the level that is required to compete on the elite level in anything. Gosh, even our horses take a beating. We have a saying at my barn "a horse only has so many jumps in him.........use them wisely", and it is true. Gotta be true for people, too.
DH - and that's just my opinion
I hope this isn't the case, but it may be that her hips are just "off" enough to have made hip injuries eventually inevitable. I'm thinking of Morgan Matthews, who did ice dance for many years at a really high level but eventually was forced to retire due to a congenital (from birth) hip condition, ie, her hips were just set in the socket in a ever-so-slightly wacky way as to make it impossible for her to return.
BARK LESS. WAG MORE.
Otherwise, I'm hoping Alissa is feeling physically ok. I honestly hope that, no matter how much I want to see her at the Olympics, she listens to her doctors and makes the choice that will keep her the healthiest for the longest time. Life is so much more than just skating, especially for someone as dedicated and charming as Alissa. She's a college graduate, too! There are tons of opportunities for her if skating is no longer an option, and I hope she gets to have those experiences.
I think there is a tendency to train too hard, too early (not saying Alissa has done this, but as a general comment on the thread)
I read about a local high school quarterback who won some high school player/quarterback of the year award thingy. He accelerated his diploma so he could start at the University that recruited him a semester early - to help gel with the team, get a head start of his college career etc. I find is so disturbing the level of sport his body is going to be doing - I assume as a high school senior he is 16, 17? As far as I know, the male body physically peaks at 20-22, so it seems pretty young to be training. The pictures of all those high school athletes are pretty insane too, they all look so much older than they are due to their muscling.
In any case, we don't know if this is the case with Alissa at all, I don't know her pace of training at all. For all we know it could be totally unrelated to her previous injury, and something that could happen to anyone.
I wish her the best of recovery, and I hope she will have a full recovery.
*Strong Hug for Alissa*
A high school senior would typically be 17 or 18.
Thanks for the contact info - e-mail & snail mail!
What horrible news. I hope poor Alissa is able to heal properly and there are no complications. I wish her all the very best!
There was an NRL player for the Wests Tigers who last season, dislocated his hip while playing (against my Raiders - and it was a nothing tackle). That was in Round 3. I think it took him four or five months to be back to almost-playing condition, and that was with some wacky surgery.
Fast recovery to Czisny.
Is there any official news/confirmation on the status of her injury? I hope it's not too serious
Good lord, that is terrible.
This is where it gets dangerous for skaters who are older. You get one injury, and then another and another...it's basically you're body's way of telling you enough. If it is an unrelated injury that's even worse. If she'd re-injured herself you could say "oh, she just over-trained the injury and should rest" but this looks unrelated which means her body doesn't appear to be holding up as well.
It's sad and I definitely feel her pain. It reminds me of Michelle when she was shooting for Torino. She'd had an injury, recovered, was ready to skate but then injured herself again. It's the same thing for Alissa. Her mind wants to compete but her body isn't cooperating.
Obviously she'll take the rest of the season off (I don't see her fit to skate in the next two weeks) and hopefully taking off the rest of the season and the summer will be good for her. Maybe she'll be able to do a few lower level competitions and possibly earn herself an invite to a GP event (I'm not 100% sure of the selection process).
If not and she decides to retire, she should have no regrets. I think 2011 was her peak year. She skated strongly, won the GPF and nationals and had her best placement at worlds...she didn't give up and proved to everyone that she does have it in her. Right now she needs to focus on her health outside of skating...
I wish her the best.
Maybe I missed it, but does someone have a video of her SP?
SP video filmed from the stands:
Last edited by Sylvia; 01-14-2013 at 04:08 PM.
"Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden
Here is a article by Jackie Wong from The Examiner. It reads:-
Yesterday afternoon, two-time U.S. champion Alissa Czisny took a rough fall on a triple flip during a pre-Nationals performance of her free skate at the Fox Cities Invitational in Appleton, Wisconsin. Details have not emerged as to the extent of her injury, but it looked to be a possibly serious injury, as she was unable to leave the ice by herself after the fall.
Czisny has been on the road to recovery since having surgery on her left hip over the summer. She was slated to return to competition in November for the NHK Trophy, but she withdrew to give herself more time to prepare. Her appearance at Fox Cities was a warmup leading up to Nationals. Further details on her injury and what it means for Nationals to come.