ETA an updated version of the article: http://en.rsport.ru/olympics/20131113/700869490.htmlMOSCOW, November 13 (R-Sport) - Evgeny Plushenko has pulled out of next week's Cup of Russia Grand Prix after accruing enough points to qualify for Olympic contention at a second-tier event in Latvia last week, the Russian Figure Skating Federation said Wednesday.
The 31-year-old Plushenko skated to victory by more than 40 points at the Volvo Cup in Riga, his first competition in nine months after undergoing surgery on a back injury.
He was on the list to appear at the Rostelecom Cup, the fifth Grand Prix of a six event season, but federation's president Alexander Gorshkov said Plushenko would skip it to continue with an individual training program.
16:33 13.11.2013 (Last updated 18:12 13.11.2013)
ETA #2: Plushenko's programs at last week's Volvo Cup in Riga, Latvia:MOSCOW, November 13 (R-Sport) - Evgeny Plushenko has pulled out of next week's Cup of Russia Grand Prix with a minor knee injury, his coach was quoted as saying Wednesday.
But Plushenko, who targets gold at his home Winter Games in February, suffered a knee injury in training on Wednesday and won't be appearing at the November 22-24 event in Moscow.
"Today during training Zhenya received a micro-injury of the left knee and doctors have recommended the athlete to decrease his workload," Alexei Mishin was quoted as saying on the Russian Figure Skating Federation website, using Plushenko's nickname.
FS detailed protocols: http://kristalice.lv/Results/Volvo22..._FS_Scores.pdf