It will be hard for Alissa to watch nationals on the sideline. I hope she heals and rests well. I still do have concerns about athletes pushing themselves so hard and fast - it is a fine line. You want everyone to do their best and make the team but there are only two spots. Someone has to win and somenoe has to well not be so lucky.
Oh. Of course it seemed inevitable but my heart still sank to read that it's official.
I know it's hard because she wanted more but if she doesn't ever get back to competition I hope she learns to be proud of all she accomplished and how hard she fought.
that would be tough too - watching in Omaha - I always wonder where do these skaters get their money to go to such events when they aren't competing or whatever.
I got a sweet reply from Alissa to my email message. Anyone else?
Tell us more, Math!
According to the USFS announcement, Alissa didn't have surgery to correct the dislocated hip.
But the problem is once you dislocate a joint, it becomes easier for that to happen again. Think Miki Ando and Yuko Kawaguchi, both of whom had multiple incidents of dislocated shoulders. I believe Yuko did have surgery to correct it.
But a dislocated hip is far more problematic than a shoulder dislocation, especially if it follows labrum surgery on the same hip. If the hip can go out that easily (from a wonky jump landing) can additional surgery really prevent it from happening again?
I feel so sorry to hear about Alissa's terrible injury.
I sincerely hope that she recovers fully, that she makes no hastes in her rehab, and that she takes enough time as needed, so that this injury does not affect her at all in the future; both on and off ice.
I have in the past, though...and have gotten a (short) response about a month afterwards. Surprising that you guys got one so quickly. Guess she really does read all her fan mail. That's an admirable trait.