By Dan Treadway
February 24, 2014

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According to Russian news agency Itar-Tass, recently retired Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko, who pulled out of the short program in Sochi after re-aggravating an injury, will broadcast his back surgery live on TV. According to the report:

“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 hinted at the possibility of a return to the ice if the surgery were to go well. And I am hinting at the possibility of getting really grossed out if I watch a live broadcast of back surgery.


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