Video: Evgeni Plushenko went to the operation
The famous figure skater Evgeni Plushenko is ready to perform at the Olympics again. But this is in the future. In the meantime, the athlete is trying to get in shape. Today Eugene will undergo an operation, then he will have a fairly long rehabilitation period, and only after that it will be possible to seriously talk about continuing his career on ice.
“That's it, they took me to the operation,” Plushenko wrote on his Twitter account on the morning of March 3. - I love everyone! Thanks for the support".
As you know, during the Sochi Olympics, one of the screws supporting the artificial intervertebral disc failed. This happened during the warm-up jump before the start of the short program in the individual tournament. It was then that the skater refused to perform, citing poor health.
“I do not rule out that I want to stay in sports and prove to many people, and above all to myself. I do not exclude that I will perform at the fifth Olympiad, - the athlete said earlier. "I want to fully recover, if necessary, do ten more operations, insert at least all the artificial intervertebral discs."
Plushenko said last week that the operation on his spine would be shown to viewers. “On March 2, there will be an operation, they will pull out one of the four screws, which is broken. I think that many will see it, because I want to show how it will happen. " It was rumored that the operation would be shown live, but now it is assumed that the doctors' work will be recorded on video, which will be released later.
We will remind, having refused to speak at the Olympics, Eugene announced his retirement. “Of course, now I am very upset with what happened,” said the athlete. - All year I trained, prepared after a difficult operation to participate in both competitions of the Olympics - both team and individual. I wanted to finish my career at a good level. But, apparently, the Lord decided: "Zhenya, we must finish, these trials and shocks are enough." Probably, this is the only way to stop me."