Could you imagine it if Flatt and Czisny were sent to Worlds this year and got that third slot back?
I don't know a lot about Czisny's specific injury but just looking at it from a very general perspective, I wonder if it is wise for her to try to rush back into things so soon. Perhaps it would be better if, like Flatt, she just sat out the season and waited for 100% recovery. I wonder if a poor result at NHK (assuming she goes) will convince her.The thing is that Czisny had a decent shot up until her injury. I'm not expecting much from her at NHK with her summer leg surgery, and I doubt that she'll be fully recovered and ready to fight onto the podium by January. I won't go so far as to say her career is over, but for this season, we can assume with reasonable certainty that she'll be giving it a rest.