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Hanyu pulls out of 2017 NHK Trophy with right ankle injury

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Counting down to U.S. Nationals!

    There is an active thread in the Kiss & Cry section but since this is major news... article in English: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports...ng/star-yuzuru-hanyu-pulls-nhk-trophy-injury/
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2017
  2. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    Heal well & completely, Yuzu!
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  3. 4rkidz

    4rkidz plotting, planning and travelling

    Such a shame, hope he heals fully in time for his nationals
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  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia Counting down to U.S. Nationals!

    NYT article by JERÉ LONGMAN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/...u-hanyu-injury-figure-skating-nhk-trophy.html
    Excerpt from the end:
  5. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

    I'm grateful that the doctors insisted that he withdraw and that he actually listened! He could have done even more damaged had he competed and it's unlikely he would have qualified for the GPF by competing injured.
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  6. Meoima

    Meoima Well-Known Member

    Many people hope Yuzuru’s fast recovery too, here is a list https://twitter.com/i/moments/929031046527463425

    I am not worried much. He deserves to WD and gets well soon. He has many NHK and GPF golds already. The most importance is for him to healthy by the Olympic.
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  7. MarciajsR

    MarciajsR Member

    He and Brian can recover together and do virtual, in their mind, lessons
  8. Citlali

    Citlali Well-Known Member


    I hope he gets well soon
  9. Meoima

    Meoima Well-Known Member

    This translation summed up Yuzuru’s withdrawal from NHK: https://wherespacepooh.tumblr.com/post/167366810544/article-yuzuru-hanyus-injury-withdrawal-from/amp

    He had a fever on 8th November so he didn’t go to practice. The practice on 9th November was his first practice after the fever, hence he wasn’t in the zone and fell down so hard in the 4lz. That’s where the injury came from. He iced his leg and wanted to compete but his leg didn’t get better. On 10th November in the morning, his right ankle hurt more, doctor said no. Yuzuru cried because of this withdrawal. But he understands Olympics is more important and he shouldn’t make his injury worse by competing at NHK.

    I think this is a wise decision from Yuzuru and his team. I am sure he will come back stronger at Olympic. He will do very well from now on.
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  10. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    I Wish him a full and speedy recovery.

    NAOTMAA Well-Known Member

    They showed the video of his fall on the Olympic channel before the men's free and my god he's lucky it was only the right ankle and not more. That fall was so awkward it could have been really bad :scream:

    of course I hope he gets well soon
  12. Meoima

    Meoima Well-Known Member

    JSF released further comments from Yuzuru to the media just now.
  13. Meoima

    Meoima Well-Known Member

    He was not totally ok as it was after a fever after all. So I think this is a good lesson. He will make it to National.
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  14. GreatLakesGal

    GreatLakesGal Active Member

    "The doctor prescribed 10 days of complete rest and quiet."

    I hope he spends those 10 days doing something productive--like playing video games all day long. As opposed to ruminating about his foot and jumps and layouts. Brian has said that he's too focused on the Olympics and I agree with that. With the jumps these guys are doing now, luck is going to end up being a big factor in who wins that OGM. Yuzu has proven over and over just how great he is; I wish he could relax a bit and simply skate for the joy of it.
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  15. Meoima

    Meoima Well-Known Member

    Maybe Plushenko was not joking when he told NBC Olympic that Yuzuru only needs 4S and 4T to win Olympics. Cause we know the men field might end up... well... yeah...
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  16. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    Maybe... but with Nathan, Shoma, Boyang and even some others successfully landing 4L, 4F and 4Z, including combos, it is probably a gamble Yuzu does not want to take, being the competitor that he is.
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  17. BittyBug

    BittyBug And the band played on

    He also strikes me as the type of person who wouldn't want to win with an easier program. He sees very dedicated to pushing himself and the sport.
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  18. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

    Nor was Uncle Dick who cautioned him not to overdo
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  19. MAXSwagg

    MAXSwagg Well-Known Member

    I doubt he was over-doing anything. It was just a routine practice.
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  20. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

    I was looking at the wear and tear on his body as a whole, not th e stress of a single practice. And hasn't he been dealing with a knee problem? The natural instinct is to protect an injured part...which can throw the rest off.
  21. Meoima

    Meoima Well-Known Member

    I know but the thing is Olympic is very weird. It’s always been that way. That’s why Plushenko might have a point. He has been there many times already.

    Of course I am sure Yuzuru himself will want to bring out all the quads he can do. 4lz, 4lo and all. He wants to land 4A in competition after all (thank goodness it’s not this season).

    But the reality is we have to accept what we have for the time being. His program layout will depend a lot on his condition, given how much his right leg will heal before nationals and Olympics. I hope he will heal fast and land all of his quads soon.
  22. watchthis!!

    watchthis!! Well-Known Member

    Why...what happened last time? ;) :p
  23. Jayar

    Jayar Well-Known Member

    Hanyu almost always has one disaster a season. He's done that now, so I have no doubt that he will be stellar from this point forward.
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  24. Sylvia

    Sylvia Counting down to U.S. Nationals!

    Article in Japanese with an update on Hanyu: https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20171210-00000062-dal-spo

    Google translated excerpts:

    On [December] 10th, the Japanese Skating Federation announced the current situation on figure skating's Sochi Olympic gold medalist about Hanyu Yuruzu ... [who] damaged the right leg joint outer ligament during official practice of the NHK Cup in November. Kobayashi Yoshiko [JSF] director two days ago contacted Hanyu side read the comment of Hanyu: "I got better, but I still have pain, so I have not practiced on ice. I am working hard on treatment and rehabilitation "I have revealed that I have not been able to resume practicing on ice yet. Participation in the All Japan Championship (21st opening season, Tokyo), which will be the final selection for Pyeongchang Olympic representative, was a subtle situation.
     Hanyu fell down when he jumped 4 revolutions during the official practice of the NHK Cup on November 9, damaging the outer legs of the right foot joint. "The absolute rest for 10 days and then (on the ice), returning to original in 3 to 4 weeks," showed the prospects for 4 to 5 weeks until complete recovery and was motivated to participate in all Japan. About one month has passed since this injury from injury. From the initial outlook, recovery is delayed.

     Currently I return to Canada in Toronto, Canada where I am concentrating on treatment and rehabilitation. About 10 days to all Japan [Nationals].

    Another quote from Kobayashi is translated here: https://twitter.com/Iron_Klaus/status/939804516429557760
  25. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    This is not good news so close to the Olympics. Yikes.
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  26. kittyjake5

    kittyjake5 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like he won’t be at his Nationals even though no official announcement from his fed yet. This is not good. The injury is taken much longer to heal than what was predicted. He has lost quite a bit of on ice training which could affect his performance in Korea. Darn.
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  27. skatfan

    skatfan Well-Known Member

    Oh dear. Very tenuous situation. Definitely needs to miss the Japan Nationals- hope he can start training in on the ice soon.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2017 at 1:12 AM
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  28. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    This sounds worrisome.
  29. barbarafan

    barbarafan Well-Known Member

    was it an actual break? I know that a break on the outside of the ankle takes longer. My son had one & they could not put a walking cast on it ....it was crutches or wheelchair &then physio which was done partially in the water in a tank like affair. (the hospital does not have a pool.)
  30. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

    I had a break on the bottom of the fibula.....aka outside of the ankle. I wore a walking boot for 12 weeks. Eventually had surgery complete with pins. Ahhhhh the good times. I am sure Hanyu is getting the best possible treatment.
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