Kaitlyn Weaver is back on the ice!
"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
Yesterday's CBC Toronto news segment on Kaitlyn Weaver's return to the ice can still be viewed online here: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...onight-(Feb-7)
There were 2 injury withdrawals by U.S. skaters from Four Continents in Osaka: Adam Rippon before the competition due to an ankle injury (link to press release) and Alexa Scimeca & Chris Knierim before the Pairs SP due to an injury to her right foot (link to press release).
Updates on skaters injured this season (who don't already have their own specific threads in GSD):
John Coughlin is continuing his rehabilitation and recovery from hip surgery in early December. Although he and Caydee Denney were unable to compete at Nationals, they were provisionally named to the U.S. World team. He was practicing triple toes yesterday, according to his tweet.
Bazarova/Larionov missed Russian Nationals and Europeans in Zagreb - an update on his wrist injury can be found here: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...=1#post3827628
Pechalat/Bourzat also missed Europeans, and Fabian posted on their Facebook fan page yesterday that he has returned to the ice after 4 weeks off "in shape and super motivated!"
Stacey Kemp and David King (GBR) article: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/f...173554492.html
China's He ZHANG (he missed the JGP season reportedly due to injury) is listed for 2013 Junior Worlds in Milan, Feb. 25-Mar. 3, as of Feb. 6, 2013.And these results are made all the more impressive considering the duo were recovering from injuries – King suffering an ankle ligament tear and Kemp spending ten weeks on the sidelines with a knee problem.
However, with the walking wounded having come through these tests with flying colours, King admits confidence couldn't be higher as their Sochi preparations move on to the World Championships in Canada next month.
"We are having a very successful season so far, especially when you consider the injury problems we have had," 28-year-old King said.
"We won our tenth national title back in December and that was a great result considering that in the build-up we had to take ten weeks out after Stacey had torn her posterior cruciate ligament in the back of her knee.
"That meant that we obviously couldn't train as much as we would have liked and we missed our two Grand Prix but to come back and finish in the top ten of the Europeans was a great result.
Daisuke Murakami, who withdrew from NHK Trophy this past November when he was unable to finish his SP, underwent shoulder surgery in December and currently is scheduled to compete at 2013 Triglav Trophy, April 3-7, in Jesenice, Slovenia.
Adrian Schultheiss' official site (link to his News page) states that he moved to Rome, Italy at the beginning of January and is "focusing on recovering from his back surgery [in late October... and] If things go well, he will compete before the end of the season." He has not competed since Finlandia Trophy this past fall.
Last edited by Sylvia; 02-08-2013 at 08:17 PM.
Previously injured skaters that returned to competition at the Bavarian Open this past weekend:
2 Isabella TOBIAS / Deividas STAGNIUNAS LTU 146.15 2 2 (had withdrawn from Europeans due to his recurring back injury)
3 Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Simone VATURI ITA 144.51 3 3 (had missed Italian Nationals - pingu had reported that he broke his scaphoid bone (base of the thumb))
4 Romain PONSART FRA 199.88 5 4 (landed 4T+3T in SP, fell on 2A; landed a 3A with -1 GOE in FS)
8 Jorik HENDRICKX BEL 178.40 6 11 (landed 3A -1 GOE in SP but fell on 3Lz+3T< & had 4 more falls in FS - hope he didn't come back too soon?)
Last edited by Sylvia; 02-12-2013 at 07:26 AM.
Thanks for the updates Sylvia. Always nice to hear good news about the skaters' health and recovery.