She’s not quite ready physically yet, she hasn’t fully recovered her quadruple jumps. But we’ll work on that now. We’re not in a hurry now. This summer we were in a hurry, and Lena got injured. We were restoring a triple axel without a rod, and some vessel in her knee burst….
– They were talking about cartilage damage at the time.
– No, there’s nothing wrong with the cartilage. Lena jumped the axel without a rod, she understeered, twisted her knee. It caused a huge 5×6 centimeter hematoma.
And about the cartilage – the thing is that I don’t follow Lena’s social networks, I don’t control her. She’s a completely free child in that respect. The only thing I ask is that she doesn’t talk to any men on the phone.
As a result, after that injury, she wanted to go on the ice in Moskvich in three days. The hematoma was a little bit gone, her knee got better after physical procedures, but I stopped her. God forbid something happens to the same cartilage. Because of this, we first left for 3-4 weeks in Rossosh, full rest was given, and in general, Lena’s summer vacation turned into 1.5 months.
During this time the hematoma dissolved, and everything went away. Although this season for Lena, of course, is incomplete. In May last year, before the injury, she already had three ultra-C! Clear, 10 out of 10 attempts in training. But we are in no hurry, Lena has everything ahead of her,” said Irina Kostyleva.