Watching this Plushenko moment on NBC is awful. I really hate this for him. I don't know, it just really bothers me to see anyone who must've put in the blood, sweat, and tears these skaters do get hurt badly enough that they can't go on. My dad has a scar in that exact place on his back from a spinal surgery and I am in awe and amazed that Plushenko was able to ever continue on to do another jump, much less battle back to do quads and triple axels.
I know it's the price of doing business, but I hate, hate, hate this happened. It really bothers me.