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    How incredibly frustrating! I hope she gets better quickly.
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    What about the GP? Kiira probably won't be ready for Skate Canada in less than 6 weeks.

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    My sympathies.

    Achilles tendon injuries are the worst, and in some cases career ending (e.g. Sarah Abitbol). The only successful comeback from such an injury I can recall is Hongbo Zhao. He's the exception to the rule. Jmho.

    Best of luck to Kiira and Finland.

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    Via Google Translate:

    Figure skater Kiira Korpi has suffered another setback. Korpi will have to leave at least the beginning of the season competitions between the Achilles tendon in his left leg was found to rupture. It is not yet known if injury requires surgery.

    California farewell speech prepared Korpi was injured last week's exercises. Korpi felt a strong effort in the bet and the pain in the left leg calf. MRI scans revealed a partial tear in the left leg of the Achilles tendon.
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    So sorry to hear this. Wishing Kiira the best and praying she has a complete recovery.
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    Poor girl just never seems to catch a break. This is terrible timing (not that there is ever a good time for a partial achilles tear), but I hope she'll still come back regardless of what happens at Nebelhorn and have a strong season.

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    It says on the fed's website that she will miss at least the first competitions of the season, which I assume will include the GPs too.

    And honestly, when you're looking like this and you've already had a lot of injury troubles before, it surely doesn't sound too good for the rest of the season either. Especially if she's going to need surgery. I'm glad she herself is optimistic.

    ETA: On some sports article about achilles tendons it mentioned that injuries like this may take up to 6-9 months to heal.

    Quote Originally Posted by ioana View Post
    Poor girl just never seems to catch a break.
    This. Has any other top level skater had as many injuries as her?
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    I just hope she will be able to fully recover and end her career on a high note, whether it is this season or next season, doesn't matter. I hope this doesn't force her to retire like Laura. That would be so sad

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    I don't know if she'd be ready for the Olympics, but this leaves Turkkilla and either Rantanen or Kuparinen to earn a Ladies spot for Finland at Nebelhorn. 29 countries vie for six spots. Usually one or two qualifying countries are not sent by the NOC, and qualifying 7th or even 8th might be a nail-biter, but could mean an Olympic spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ioana View Post
    Poor girl just never seems to catch a break. This is terrible timing (not that there is ever a good time for a partial achilles tear), but I hope she'll still come back regardless of what happens at Nebelhorn and have a strong season.
    That's what I was thinking. Feel sorry for her, it has to be discouraging

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanna View Post
    And honestly, when you're looking like this and you've already had a lot of injury troubles before, it surely doesn't sound too good for the rest of the season either. Especially if she's going to need surgery. I'm glad she herself is optimistic.

    Wow, even on crutches with her foot in a cast, she is unbelievably beautiful. Of course , I wish her a speedy recovery.

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    I'm not even a fan but gosh, this poor woman has been through enough. I'm sure she has her down moments but she keeps them private; she seems to have a great attitude and a lot of determination. I wish her well.

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    Damn Im so bummed about these news. Ive always loved Kiira skating when she's on (rarely I Know). Must be so frustrating and now what about Turkkila? She'll have to fight for a spot she's not even sure she would get in case Kiira recovers.

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    Go Kiira !

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    I am soo sorry. Am looking forward to her skating. It must be disappointing considering it's Olympic season. Heal well and fast Kiira. I still hope to see you skating soon.
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    NOOO. NO NO NO.



    DAMN IT Why her? Again? And an Achilles tendon to boot. Damn. It.

    I can only imagine how tough and deflating this news must have been to her, on an Olympic season non the less. And yet she tweets about not giving up and taking what life gives you in stride????

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    I cannot imagine how horrible this must be for her, to have torn the Achilles twice?

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    The olympics would definitely not be as interesting without her

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    I don't know how she can come back from a complete rupture by February. That seems impossible.

    ETA: I see it was a partial tear, the article first uses the word rupture but it is probably a translation error.

    The problem with a partial tear is that it will not hold up to Olympic level training. She will probably need surgery for it to hold but will she have time to recover and get back to training?
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