Aches and pains, yes. Hopefully not breaks and sprains.
Dr. Nate Falk wraps the ankle of athlete Marissa Castelli before the pairs short program. Many competitors are skating through pain, says Rusty McKune, who heads the medical team at the championships.
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:00 am
When a skater glides across the rink, throws his partner into the air, spins and catches her before she falls to the ice, the audience erupts in applause. Rusty McKune breathes a small sigh of relief.
“One slip-up, and you can have some significant injuries,” he said.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:00 am.