- Nov 13, 2012
Does anyone know why Veronika has lost her second JGP spot? Is she okday?
There was so much confusion about her injury was it a leg? Ankle? It was her hip.Some more info has come to light about Nika's injury - I may well regret posting this, but I can't let it slide...
It would appear that the reports of her being badly injured were from a site called Telegram. Which is basically a cross between Twitter and What's App. The main takeaway from this is that the person in question had no verifiable information and was basically posting some rumours they heard.
Nika has returned to the ice on two feet
And prior to this week she hadn't been seen on the ice for some days. So basically...she was injured, enough that she couldn't compete at the Baltic Cup safely this week. She was not entered as an alternate at Linz and therefore can't make the JGPF (this is no way indicates that she can't skate in December only that she can't make the criteria NOW). The person on Telegram basically took this isolated fact and turned it into a definitive statement that Nika is so badly injured she can't skate for MONTHS.
And everyone from Reddit to here took at as gospel.
Now that we see Nika on ice the claim is the Academy is risking her health because they're horrible people who don't care, but this is actually her rehabilitation after been OFF the ice.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CUULPOOg3Fj and https://www.instagram.com/p/CUUEnwxjzPj - It was her left hip that was hurt and here she is practicing on her LEFT leg to strengthen it back up again.
I hurt my right shoulder earlier this year and have been going to the Physio every couple of weeks. I am given exercises for THAT shoulder, because it's weak and I need to strengthen it up. I dare say my Physiotherapist is not a psycho trying to injure me further.
Honestly, I'd post this in the Russian Women Thread, but that would probably be as useful as shouting this post under water.
I just hope fellow fans of Nika might be a bit less inclined to see the worst case scenario because of who her coach is.
I hope Nika is fully healthy soon and maybe she'll try a Cup of Russia stage.
The cartwheel is new! It looks like they changed the step sequence up. I don't remember that part with the swinging motions being there either.