Maxell stated:Originally posted by Dave Amorde
Maxell, my head isn't up my "nether-regions". I don't know where yours is. I doubt you have any clue what Bebe's training regimen is, what the original cause of her injury was, or anything else about this delightful girl's situation. To use the word "stupid" in any context regarding Bebe Liang is insulting, plain and simple. To say that it is a result of "3-3's and quads" is purely irresponsible conjecture on your part.
"Someone on the SkateFans list said she's withdrawn due to a "minor hip injury". Exactly how "minor" is anyone's guess. And if she wants to go to Nationals she HAS to skate in the GP, so I hope her injury does heal fully before she has to endure that grind.
Once again, another talented skater out because of the demand for more 3/3 and quad jumps. Stupid, stupid, stupid!"
Ok, let me see if I can explain this, dave, so that you GET it. Maxell quoted "minor hip injury" in relation to Bebe. And also stated "I hope her injury does heal fully". Ok, that's reasonable.
However, the last statement doesn't refer to Bebe as stupid unless you're reading something I don't see. Goodness, it applies to ALL our talented skaters. Here is another one that is out whether it's a local competition or not, due to a MINOR hip injury practicing 3/3s. THAT is stupid, stupid, stupid, to have these young athletes feel it is absolutely necessary to have these jumps before their bodies even reach puberty!
Now, do YOU know the EXACT cause of her injury, dave amorde? Were YOU there? Or are you just reporting what you've read? Because it would seem to me that you are taking offense at something maxell didn't even say.
As for me, I think it is ludicrous to have these young ladies doing this. Not only the hip can be injured but the back as well. Look at Sasha. She missed an entire season with a back injury. Sure, it's a sport. Everyone gets hurt. But in EVERY sport there is an attempt to try and minimize injury if at all possible. Is there an answer? Sure, quit trying to turn figure skating into a jump fest. I've been watching tennis and when I saw Wimbledon and Venus played with that pulled stomach muscle, I thought "How wrong!"
This week Tracy Austin said Venus told her she almost pulled out but she wanted to do it for the fans. When an athlete does that, I wonder about their goals in the sport. I'm glad both sisters decided not to play the Open this year. They both have injuries. However here's Lindsay Davenport playing with a bad foot.
I suppose it's just the risks you have to take if you want to be the best. And maybe the injuries are the result of bad technique. I just know that i wish Bebe well and a quick recovery.