1996 US Champion and World Bronze Medalist Rudy Galindo underwent successful hip replacement surgey, as per the USFSA article (linked below).

According to the article, Rudy skated in SOI with a fractured left femur. OUCH! How he was able to perform at all is beyond me.

All the best, Rudy! Please make a full recovery, and don't stay away from the ice too long. You will be missed.


http://www.usfsa.org/news/2003-04/ga...htm?siteid=983