Rash of injuries puts spotlight on jumps, training
BOSTON - - The way things were going, it was no surprise when Michelle Kwan slammed into the sideboards during practice, getting up gingerly and rubbing her already aching back.
The surprise was that she got up at all.
The injured list at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships was
considerably longer than in recent years. Four top skaters were
knocked out and almost everyone else was hobbled by one ailment or
another. Things were so bad even longtime commentator Dick Button
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