Recently, Israeli doctors discovered a crack in the skater's intervertebral disc. The operation is scheduled for spring 2016.
Recently, the media has news about another operation on the spine of the figure skater Evgeny Plushenko. Evgeny went to the doctors after feeling worse in preparation for the 2015-2016 season, and, according to the Director General of the Russian Figure Skating Federation Alexander Kogan, during an examination in Israel, the athlete was found to have a crack in intervertebral disc.
According to Kogan, the operation is scheduled for the spring of next year, and before that the two-time Olympic champion should not be subjected to heavy loads. In this regard, Plushenko will be able to participate only in ice shows, which do not require power surges, unlike competitive programs. So the athlete decided to skip the next competitive season.
Recall that this is not the first spinal injury in the figure skater. At the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi, Evgeny won a gold medal in the team tournament, but then refused to participate in individual competitions due to injuries during the warm-up. Already in early March of the same year, Plushenko underwent spinal surgery, which took place in Israel. He had a deteriorating intervertebral disc replaced.