As posted upthread, Jean-Luc had a concussion several years ago, in the summer/fall of 2018. There was nothing mysterious, he talked about it at the time.. Unfortunately, skating can be dangerous and concussions do occur.I was going to post next about a concussion incident for Hawayek, but now it seems that there might be another prior injury or ??? to Baker...??? This seems a little mysterious.
I was not referring to his old concussion.Without trying to sound too cynical, the wording of the press release makes it sound like this is not a new injury so it's possible that the USFS knew prior to SCI that H/B might not be in top condition before Nationals - there was some sort of injury that kept them out of US Classic in September - so this rather meteoric rise for G/P might just be the USFS politicking to ensure our next best team that is eligible for the Olympics is set up well to place in the top 10-12 at the Olympics.
There was speculation, based on Kaitlin wearing a knee brace at a wedding during the late summer in a pic on IG, that she had a knee injury.I was not referring to his old concussion.
Was this "Some sort of injury that kept them out of US CLassic in September referring to her or him?
Sorry if I was wrong, thought they might both be injured.
Man, I feel for H/B. They've never been my favorites, but I still do. Being stuck at home with injuries in an Olympic year and seeing a newer team get a lot of buzz must be absolute hell. I hope they at least get a chance to skate at Nationals and fight for their spot, however that turns out.
And Emily Bratti/Ian Somerville. Glad USFS is sending a full contingent in all disciplines.Hawayek/Baker and Cesanek/Yehorov are currently listed for Golden Spin.
I think Zuerlein is such an underrated coach! Obviously success here but also a bronze medal on the JGP for Ling/Wein. I always thought that Igor's teams looked weaker without his input - and with Dima Ilin alongside he might just end up having the best school in the US further down the line - especially working with Charlie White on choreo.
I feel the same way. I can't wait to see their programs this season.Anyone else experiencing a rather severe case of Jean-Luc Baker withdrawal? Symptoms include (but are not limited to) general irritability,disdain for the trash that passes as ice dance these days, and a need to repeatedly watch the comical Swan Lake exhibition.
I certainly hope they are on the mend and are able to compete at the Zagreb invitational.
Nguyen/Smirnov skated to a Backstreet Boys medley (eta: "I Want It That Way" & "Everybody") - scored 66.56.
She wore a slinky bodysuit.
They look good together! We have some great potential with some of these new pairings.
Thanks! I probably should have known that already LOL! I am so discombobulated this season. I feel like I am struggling to keep up with the Grand Prix (and the Chicago Bears )..... #firstworldproblems