Video: Doctors do not rule out the possibility of Plushenko's participation in the next Olympics
The famous figure skater Evgeni Plushenko recently underwent spinal surgery. During the surgical intervention, the athlete was removed all the screws holding the artificial intervertebral disc. Now the champion feels fine, and the doctors believe that there are no obstacles for Evgeny to return to the big sport.
Plushenko's operation was performed in the Israeli clinic "Ramat Aviv". As promised, Channel One operators have filmed, and, most likely, some of the footage will soon be shown on television.
“We learned about the broken screw after the X-ray, but we did not know how the artificial intervertebral disc felt,” a representative of the clinic told Komsomolskaya Pravda. “And when, at the second hour of the operation, we approached the broken screw, we saw that, fortunately, the artificial intervertebral disc had tightly adhered to the skeleton. He is already one with the spine. It was decided to remove all screws. Zhenya, of course, is glad that the screws are gone. And he understood why he had severe back pain and immobility of the spine all this time. It's just that two vertebrae have grown together and become one. Because of this, the athlete, of course, felt some discomfort. I think that tomorrow or the day after tomorrow he will leave the hospital."
According to the doctor, Plushenko can start training in three months. But it is important for an athlete to understand that he is not a superman or a robot.
“The next Olympics are far away, so we advised Zhenya to take care of herself. After the last operation, he returned to the sport too quickly. Now he himself understands that he has forced events. But he really wanted to perform in Sochi. Now he will do everything on the sly, gradually, without rushing anywhere. In 10-15 days he will be able to walk the first 100 meters, then he will walk long distances. And in three months Plushenko will be able to start training. As far as I understand, Zhenya is not going to leave the sport”.