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Evgeni Plushenko Wants to Broadcast His Back Surgery Live

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Evgeni Plushenko won a team medal for Russia at the Sochi Olympics. Plushenko then pulled out of the men’s short program with a back injury. On March 2nd, Plushenko will have surgery to repair a screw that snapped which supported a disk in his back. Some of his countrymen criticized Plushenko for withdrawing from the individual skate. Now this:

“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.”

Presumably, this will prove to Russians that the Plushenko really did have an excuse to drop out of the competition. That is so Sochi.

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[ESPN, Getty]

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