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Evgeni Plushenko sets surgery date

Updated: February 3, 2012, 11:39 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Former Olympic figure skating champion Evgeni Plushenko said Friday that he will have surgery Feb. 23 on his left knee in Germany.

The 29-year-old Russian won a seventh European title last week in Sheffield, England, to add to his Olympic gold from 2006 and three world championships.

He announced his plans for surgery on Twitter. He had already ruled himself out of the world championships that begin March 25 in Nice, France, so he can recover from the surgery.

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