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Evgeni Plushenko slated for back surgery in March; athlete hopes to skate again

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Evgeni Plushenko felt the screw that snapped in his back just before he hit the ice in at the Sochi Olympics for his performance. The four-time Olympic medalist withdrew from the competition and immediately retired. While the legendary skater is hoping to be back at the Olympics one day, the first step is to fix his back. According to ABC News on Saturday, Evgeni Plushenko will have back surgery on March 2.

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The Russians were extremely disappointed in Evgeni Plushenko’s decision to pull out of the men’s short program at the last minute. Packing the rink to see the skater in action, it was a definite shock for everyone watching. It was also a disappointment as it left the host nation with no competitor in the rink.

After saying that he was going to retire, Evgeni Plushenko walked back his words and suggested he would return to the rink if he was ready for competition. The ice skater is full of pride and wants the fans of Russia to be proud of his performances. Getting another chance would be even better.

Evgeni Plushenko is slated to have back surgery only days after the Sochi Olympics end. Everyone in the figure skating world hopes the operation is successful. And secretly, many people are hoping to see the man on the ice once again in the future.