Russia figure skater Evgeni Plushenko did not have the performance he wanted in Sochi, withdrawing from the competition after tweaking his back during warm-ups.
Plushenko will have spinal surgery on March 2, and the procedure will be broadcast live.
Yes, you read that correctly.
“I think everybody already knows that the surgery will take place on March 2, and the broken bolt from an intervertebral disc will be taken out”, Plushenko told journalists. “Many people will see it because I want to show them how it happens,” he added. The athlete did not disclose any details, but noted that it will be “some kind of live broadcast.”
Plushenko also said he won’t make any decision about his career until after the surgery:
“This time, I will not hurry,” he noted. “I underwent an operation a year ago, and I had to rush in order to perform at home Olympics, but now I have plenty of time,” Plushenko explained. “I need to recover properly and avoid such consequences.”
You only have a few days to prepare for your Plushenko Spinal Surgery Viewing Party, so start getting things organized!