Injured Plushenko Pulls Out of Euros
"I should tell you with deep sadness that Evgeny Plushenko has withdrawn from the European championships because of injury. We wish him the quickest of recoveries," ISU sporting director Peter Krick said.
Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields where glory does not stay,
And early though the laurel grows
It withers quicker than the rose. (Houseman, To an Athlete Dying Young)
I really think it would be best for Plush to end his quest. This pattern will probably repeat itself again and again.
I knew this was going to happen.
He was so far behind, medalling was extremely unlikely and winning was pretty much impossible.
I think it might be time for him to bow out. The injuries just keep piling up and his body can only take as much.
It's a shame that ISU doesn't have a fill-up rule and won't allow Paolo Bacchini to compete in the free skating.
So do you think he would have stayed in the competition then if he had landed his Triple Axel, therefore, presumably still within contention for the podium?
Originally Posted by Ziggy
That is to bad. I hope he takes some time to heal properly. Wishing him a quick recovery.
I think so, yes.
Originally Posted by wallylutz
Plu had bad days in his career earlier too- in Budapest, then in Moscow. And now in Zagreb. Three bad days in the longest career which most of the current kids wouldn't even dare to dream of, not saying to achieve the same results. Moreover, when he had a bad day he went down in the chart. In other words he never won what he didn't deserve unlike those whose names shall not be named. Therefore all the assumptions that I read here have no merit.
As for his future I wouldn't be in a hurry to bury him alive.
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Ugh, Paolo can't compete? That sucks!!
Originally Posted by Ziggy
Terrible news, but for the best. I would sooner see him skip everything but Nationals in the leadup to Sochi, if that's what it takes to keep his body together.
a speedy recovery to Zhenya
hope he takes a full rest, 2014 year is the most important
Over dramatize much?? "dying" "again and again" he may rethink going to Sochi but he is saying that is it. After that retirement. Next season would be really short - grueling and tough and maybe he won't make it to Sochi but he's said why not try. No one else has a shot to do much better!
Originally Posted by Icey
I meant injury again and again that makes competing up to his standards impossible. You took things too literally. How many injuries has he had in the past year? Seems not too many months ago he was having the nerves in this back seared again. And now he is injured again. Since 2011 he has had four medical procedures on his knee/back.
Originally Posted by gmyers
Last edited by Icey; 01-25-2013 at 02:04 AM.