Russian figure skater Ksenia Sinitsyna told how she trained for several days with a broken leg.
– You already said that you had a fracture, which the doctors did not notice right away, and you continued to train… But I can’t wrap my head around how it’s possible to skate with a fracture?
“When you’ve been told that it’s a bruise and it’s nothing to worry about, it means you can survive the injury, right? Well, yes, there is a little pain on landing, but if it’s a bruise, then it shouldn’t be anything critical.
But when the pain lasts for ten days, as it did for me, we wondered if it was really a bruise? When I realized that this was a fracture, I was also at a loss… How did I even skate? How did I jump? This could have greatly harmed my health and my leg. The fracture could have healed incorrectly, but everything worked out, and I’m very glad that I ended up here in Samara,” Sinitsyna said in an interview with Sport24 correspondent Konstantin Lesik.
Last week, Sinitsyna became the winner of the fifth stage of the Russian Grand Prix in Samara in women’s single skating.