“It’s possible that Sherbakova’s injury is a consequence of prerotations and underrotations.” Elena Vaitsekhovaskaya about prospects of Anna Shcherbakova to continue her sports career
Russian journalist Elena Vaitsekhovaskaya about prospects of Anna Shcherbakova, Alena Kostornaia, Alexandra Trusova and Kamila Valieva. This part is about Anna Scherbakova.
In her group on Telegram Vaitsekhovskaya explained why she thinks that the “Olympic” generation of Russian female single skaters can gradually move into the category of the second echelon.
Elena Vaitsekhovaskaya: Let’s start from the top of the Olympic podium. From Anna Shcherbakova, who had a surgery in Germany this week.
From a consultation with one of the leading Russian sports surgeons, Professor Arkhipov, I came up with the following:
Rupture of the large horn of the meniscus is an unpleasant injury, but it has certain advantages for the sports future, so to speak. Unlike damages of the lateral menisci, where there are virtually no blood vessels, the large horn is sutured and grows together. The scarring period is six weeks, but there is a nuance. In order for the scar tissue to turn into tendon and hold the load, the recovery period before resuming training should be from three to four months.
If there are plans to continue sports career, it’s necessary to be treated thoroughly. This injury, as a rule, arises from chronic cutting loads (for example, twisting in the joint), in the case of Shcherbakova, it is possible that this is a consequence of prerotations and underrotations. That is, even after a successful surgery, the negative impact on the joint will not disappear: there are no miracles in sports in this regard.
Whether the Olympic champion will be able to return to competitive mode after missing the season is an open question. First, does she need it? And, secondly, there is a factor that at one time after unsuccessful attempts by another Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova to return to sports, Elena Vodorezova formulated it very clearly:
“You know how it happens: you walked-walked-walked towards the goal, reached it and gave yourself a slack. It seems to be fine: at the right moment, you will take a step back and you will be in your former life again. But that’s not the way it is…”
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