“Hanyu has burst onto the scene in a big way by beating Chan at the Grand Prix Final, but he's been very consistent and was far and away the best in the team short program and has been looking the best in practice. He's young. I don't know if he's not feeling pressure or he's just so good at dealing with it but it'll be interesting to see how he takes that momentum from the team event into the individual competition.”



Congratulations #YuzuruHanyu . Happy to pass the torch to you my friend. Very fine skating here in #Sochi



“Chan is the heavy favorite because he's won everything up to these Games, so we'll see if he can keep it together. But they always talk about the curse on the world champion going into the Olympics, and that could weigh on him. I sure hope not, though.”


“Chan knows that his team short program score was reflective of the errors that he made out on the ice, that was uncharacteristic for Patrick, especially in the short program. It might be good for him in the sense that he feels like he didn't waste it, or leave his best skating in the team event. Chan has been very vocal about the individual medal – he wasn't worried about the individual event – he wants that gold on his own.”



“If everyone skates their best, it would come down to Hanyu and Chan, they are so different and I think the judges really like that. It's hard to compare them because they have different strengths and very few key weaknesses. It's all so complex what the judges are looking for. They’re both aggressive, fast skaters, but I would say that Chan overall has more finesse and valuable experience. If it comes down to the Grades of Execution like it did in Vancouver, in that case I would have to give it to Chan.”



"He was third in Vancouver. He's got a lot of experience, he's been a world champion, and many times a national champion of Japan. He's been very consistent over the last decade."



“Javier is in that mix, there are just so many top-ranked guys, this is a deep field. This is going to come down to who can perform on the Olympic stage.”



“Jeremy had a really good skate at Nationals, a short program like he had in Boston would put him in the mix; it would put him in the skating final group.”



"I'm from Chicago, so I'd love to see a Chicago guy be on that team. He's young, so whether or not he medals at this Olympics, I think either way it's going to be a great experience for him and we'll be looking, in 2018, for Jason to be a major contender. But who knows? I think if he does his best he could have a really strong result."



!!!!!!!! Congratulations! I told you that you could do it. Proud of you man!

「!!!!!!!!!! おめでとう!君ならできるって言ったよね!君のことを誇りに思うよ!」


“Everyone is talking about Yevgeny Plushenko and speculating whether he'll be able to keep his condition up through the team and individual events, in the team event he won the free skate, and you can't really argue with that because it's the more physically demanding of the two.”



"I definitely think I was a little bit surprised by some of his behavior, it's sort of an experience that I've been facing since I was a kid, competitors trying to get under your skin or into your head. I learned a long time ago to block all of that out. But mainly my reaction to the Plushenko situation was that I have a lot of respect for him and I really had nothing bad to say about him at all. Some of that mental play and those mind games that go on between athletes are very common in every sport, they're very prevalent in skating."



"His longevity was unbelievable, on a par with the greats of so many sports, not just figure skating, he was intense and always a tough competitor. I was so impressed that he stuck by this comeback and the way he handled the team competition and was able to win a gold medal. I don't think he's pleased this is the way for his career to end, but the pain was just too much."



He also was grateful for the support from a pair of American figure skating legends over the years. "Of course I would like to say a lot of thanks to Michelle Kwan,'' he said. "She supported me all the time, and I saw her here. (Also), thank you very much to Evan Lysacek, who also supported me."















/////////////  以下、追記です  /////////////



日本メディアがバンクーバー五輪金メダリストに「where are you from?」



「I have some predictions~」とか、彼のドライ・ユーモアセンスが光っていたし、










若干余裕がないところもまた笑えました(ごめんよ 笑)




ライサチェック、NBCのToday showで男子シングルと団体戦の

Vancouver Olympics champion Evan Lysacek Sochi-bound, only not on the ice

Evan Lysacek will be in Sochi after all.


No, he won't be defending his gold medal after injuries curtailed his comeback last year. Instead, the Vancouver Olympic champion will be "wearing many hats" in Russia, and he might be more exhausted after these games than he was after competing four years ago.


Lysacek will work as an analyst on NBC's "Today Show" for the men's and team figure skating events. He'll be involved with several of his sponsors, such as Citi with the "Every Step Of The Way" program in which he will raise funds for Figure Skating in Harlem, one of his favorite organizations.

ライサチェックはNBCのToday showで、男子シングルと団体戦の解説役を務めることになっている。また、Citiのような彼のスポンサーの活動(例えば、彼のとても気に入っている団体の一つ、フィギュアスケーティング・イン・ハーレムへの寄付金を募るための、Citiとの『Every Step Of The Way』プログラムなど)に携わる予定だ。

Lysacek is aiding Procter and Gamble with its "Thank You Mom" campaign through which his mother "was able to get pampered, which she doesn't get to do too often," for the Vancouver Games. He'll "help out" with social media for Smucker's and will make appearances for Ralph Lauren and Deloitte.

彼はP&Gの『Thank You Mom』キャンペーンも手伝っている。これは彼の母に『(バンクーバー五輪のために)普段できなかったことをやってもらって、手厚くもてなすため』とのことだ。また、スムッカーズのソーシャルメディアへの支援や、ラロフローレン、デロイトへの出演も行うことになっている。

After the Olympics, he'll serve as a sports envoy for the U.S. State Department, journeying to St. Petersburg to work with some Russian sports organizations.


The one thing he won't be doing is skating.


So keeping busy is a must.


"I am still focused on healing and processing that I am not competing in Sochi," the 28-year-old Lysacek told The Associated Press on Friday. "It is hard for me to watch Olympic commercials and hear athletes talking about it; it is all of the things I want.


"For the last three years I fully expected I would be the one talking about it and feeling that," he said.


He's not because Lysacek, who has not competed since winning the Olympic title, tore the labrum in his left hip last fall. After two months of aggressive treatment, doctors told him in December he was risking permanent damage by continuing to train.


That pain eventually will disappear as the injury heals. The emotional hurt remains, and Lysacek is uncertain when it will subside.


"My heart was broken and mostly because I was on the right track," he said. "In July 2012, I think I could have competed in the Olympics if they were then and done quite well. The way things spiraled downward from there was very hard to handle."


Lysacek is uncertain how he'll feel when he touches down in Sochi, saying "hopefully once I get to the Olympics my mind will go to Vancouver and it will be in a celebratory frame."


But he knows he will be plenty busy during the games.


Lysacek seems most excited about being part of the "Today Show." NBC has hired a slew of Olympic champions for Sochi, including Scott Hamilton and Tara Lipinski. It also has one of Lysacek's main rivals through the last decade or so, Johnny Weir, on its team.

ライサチェックはToday Showに参加することが一番楽しみなようだ。NBCはすでにソチ向けにスコット・ハミルトンやタラ・リピンスキーを含むオリンピックチャンピオンを豊富に雇っている。また、ライサチェックの10数年来もの主要なライバルの一人であった、ジョニー・ウィアーもそのチームの一員だ。

"Their presence at the Olympics is so special," he said of the morning show. "A lot of athletes have such great memories of winning and appearing on the show the next day. I can go back to Torino and the next day after competing going on the show and talking to Katie Couric when she was still with them. It was really the first time I was able to relax and have fun.


"Fast forward four years, and my whirlwind after winning just really began with the 'Today Show.' "


After the free skate and the medals ceremony in Vancouver, Lysacek went to USA House and presented his coach, Frank Carroll, with his medal. Carroll has worked with some of the sport's greats through the decades, including Michelle Kwan, and Lysacek's win was the first at the games for a Carroll student.


Then it was straight to the TV set.


"We were on the West Coast, of course, so they would start to broadcast at 4 a.m.," Lysacek said. "As I waited to be interviewed, that was the first time to really sit and look at the medal around my neck and let that experience sink in. It was an incredible moment for me that continued on and on.


"My first stop — and I think a lot of athletes, too — had their first celebratory moments through the years on the show," he added. "America wakes up to the 'Today Show' and the folks on it are like family to Americans. And now I get to work with that show."









napervillesun.suntimes.com (2013/12/12) - Q&A: Naperville's 'Sports Doctor' discusses Evan Lysacek bowing out of Sochi Olympics


Q&A: Naperville's 'Sports Doctor' discusses Evan Lysacek bowing out of Sochi Olympics

Dr. Robert A. Weil met Evan Lysacek in 1996, when the Olympic champion was then a 10-year-old kid skating at All Seasons Ice Rink in Aurora under the guidance of coach Candy Brown Burek. “Evan was already special at that age,” said Weil, a specialty-sports podiatrist, who has crafted Lysacek’s custom orthotics for nearly two decades, a vital item which helps to keep a skater’s lower body in alignment.


On Tuesday, Lysacek, the Naperville native, announced that he would not compete in the 2014 Sochi Olympics because of a torn labrum in his left hip that resulted from a fall on Aug. 21 as Lysacek attempted a quadruple jump.


When did you know that Evan wouldn’t compete in the Sochi games?


I officially knew when I saw [Today]. I sent Evan a text telling him how proud I was of him and he replied with something along the lines of “Thanks Doc, tough day.” He’s a man of few words when he’s locked in.


But I knew the reality after I had been in contact with him over the last few months. His progress was slow. He was hurting and trying to fight through it.


What went through your mind when you heard the news?


The end of an era. Our entire past flashed through my mind when it all became real. Specifically, I remember the picture of him as a 10-year-old boy when he said, “Thanks Dr. Weil for my new feet.”


Prior to Evan’s injury, what has the last few years been like for him after winning the gold in Vancouver?


He thought he’d wait for a year or two, then he decided ‘If I lose I lose, I’m not done competing.’ That was this journey for the past year and a half: to try to get to Sochi, Russia.


What factor do you most attribute Evan’s recent injury to?


Lousy luck. Had it not been for this, I think he would have made it back.


Evan had a surgical procedure to correct a sports hernia last year and he recovered well, but he was never 100 percent and was in a hurry to get back.


The three major points for whether Evan would be able to get to Sochi were: 1.) Could he hold up to super intensive training? (And he really, really couldn’t after the fall). 2.) Could he qualify? 3.) Could he win? This time, he ran out of time.


How long would Evan have needed to recuperate if he was to compete at Sochi?


He needed a couple more months of time. He’s got to heal. We probably needed a month or two of slowing down. There was just too much intensity considering the injury. It was untenable.


Have you ever treated Evan for an injury?


Evan had a lingering foot problem after winning the world championship and leading up to the Vancouver Olympics. Part of his visit was to update his orthotics and part was to talk strategy about not doing the quadruple jump.


On top of that was his rapid growth. He’s a tremendous lever system and we knew there would be lots of stress on hips. But this latest injury was acute and it was more bad luck than his hips wearing, which in some ways is harder to take.


Having known Evan for nearly two decades, what’s your understanding of how he made the decision to bow out of the Sochi games?


Evan is tough as they come, but he couldn’t work through the discomfort. Doctors, I think, were saying it could do permanent damage. He’s had so many disruptions in his training, He doesn’t want to embarrass himself.


Do you think Evan will compete again?


I don’t know if he’ll compete. He might see that his whole reasons to compete was the Olympics. Of course he’ll be back in ice shows. Maybe he’ll be commentator in Sochi. We would expect if anyone can comeback, it would be Evan. The question is what does someone feel in their heart, is it worth it to compete again at 28, already old in some ways?


What is the bigger challenge of Evan’s recovery, the mental or physical aspect?


It’s both an issue of mind and body. He has standards of excellence as does any champion. Evan has always been an overachiever in training. You have to hold this kid back. If the Olympics were in the spring…


But for him its been a question of “Hey, how much pain can you handle?” The mental side is huge and right now Evan is reeling with the reality of this situation because it’s been his whole life.


If you were speaking with Evan today, what would you tell him, both as a doctor and as a friend?


Listen man, we love you, we understand and you’re a great champion. He’s always been a tremendous optimist. He’ll shine wherever he goes.




Port Magazineという雑誌の今月号にライサチェックが登場するようです。


以下はPort Magazineのサイトで公開されている映像です。


“Shooting with Evan was one of the most magical experiences I have ever had on a set. His stunning presence, concentration and athleticism, combined with an incredible sense of grace, sensitivity and elegance turned it into a quasi-mystical experience. There was something almost spiritual in the light and delicate movements, and I felt that it was the most important part that needed to be captured in the film. This is what I have tried to convey whilst shooting and editing the footage.”
– Samantha Casolari

- サマンサ・カソラーリ


NBCシカゴ インタビュー

Today show出演後、NBCシカゴで行われたインタビューの映像です。




I always want to be remembered as a tough competitor. And I want people to think of me as a serious athlete, and a tough competitor, and perhaps on top of that a gentleman and a good sport. You know those are the things that have always driven me. It's not always winning. It's nice to see those titles add up and to collect medals and trophies and awards, but I think being a classy athlete and a good ambassador for a city, a state, a country -- on top of that is what makes the difference between a great athlete and a champion.



icenetwork.com (2013/12/10) - Lysacek finds himself at a career crossroads


Lysacek finds himself at a career crossroads

For most of Evan Lysacek's skating career, he has moved in one direction, mainly with the end game being the Olympic Winter Games. But now, at 28, having spent much of the last four years trying to reach the pinnacle of his sport once more, he has instead reached a crossroads. Because of a torn labrum in his left hip, Lysacek announced Tuesday that he has ended his comeback attempt for the Olympic Games in February.


An emotional Lysacek, who has not competed since winning the gold medal in Vancouver nearly four years ago, has not ruled out skating again, but he is unsure at what capacity he might be able to do so.


"Fortunately, I have had a great career," said Lysacek, who in addition to winning an Olympic gold medal also has a world title and two U.S. titles to his credit. "I hope that it doesn't end this way. I hope that it doesn't end on this note."


Lysacek first made his announcement on NBC's TODAY show, saying it was difficult walking into a studio he has visited many other times under much happier circumstances.


Lysacek's attempt to reach Sochi has endured its share of ups and downs. Following his victory in Vancouver, where he beat Russia's Evgeni Plushenko for the gold medal, Lysacek took some time away from competitive skating. His most notable endeavor was being a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, where he finished runner-up. He tried to jump back into skating, but one injury after another kept him sidelined from competitions.


While training in late August, Lysacek tore the labrum in his left hip. He took time off the ice, strictly followed his doctors' orders and endured grueling physical therapy. In October, he managed to return to training and said he believed he was on track to make his competitive return.


"But in recent weeks, the pain has become excruciating," Lysacek said.


What he thought were initial signs of healing were in fact anything but, and he said doctors told him to shut down his training. According to Lysacek, doctors warned that if he continued training at the level he was, he could suffer "severe and permanent damage."


"I felt I had no choice," a subdued Lysacek said.


Lysacek said he made his decision to end his comeback training last week. Knowing he needed to post an international score in order to be eligible for the Olympics, he said he had planned to compete in an event in Ukraine later this month, but, he said, he knew "time was ticking." In the end, the pain proved to be too much.


As disappointed as Lysacek was in making his announcement regarding Sochi, he did not go so far as to say he was retiring from the sport. When asked about how he viewed his skating career in the future, he said he is trying to understand the magnitude of the announcement of the day.


"At what capacity," he said, in reference to his future skating, "I don't know yet."


"This has been my whole life," he added.


Lysacek began skating when he was 8 after his grandmother bought him a pair of skates for Christmas, and he has spent almost his entire life around ice rinks. Known for his intense dedication to training, his longtime coach, Frank Carroll, often had to force Lysacek to take time off the ice. (Lysacek would even sometimes travel to other nearby rinks in search of additional ice time.)


It was this work ethic that helped make him into the champion he became. He won national titles at the juvenile, novice, junior and senior levels, earned two world medals and competed in two Olympic Winter Games, finishing fourth in 2006 and first in 2010.


Lysacek said he has been touched by the outpouring of support and encouragement he has received from friends, fans and sponsors in the wake of his news.


He is not sure what his future plans might include or whether he would be attending either the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston or the Olympic Games in Sochi in a capacity other than "athlete."


"I haven't really thought that far (ahead)," Lysacek said. "It's been a blow for me, and I'm crushed. Because I'm an athlete, I never let my mind go there. I'm still processing things."



abcnews.go.com (2013/11/10) - Figure Skating Champ Lysacek out of Sochi Games


Figure Skating Champ Lysacek out of Sochi Games

Evan Lysacek woke up every morning praying this would be the day the excruciating pain in his left hip — "like you're being electrocuted" — would subside. And every day when he stepped on the ice, the searing throb of pain reminded him that passion alone can't fuel a dream.


The reigning Olympic figure skating champion announced Tuesday that a torn labrum in his left hip will keep him from competing in Sochi. After two months of aggressive treatment, doctors told Lysacek last week the injury was not going to improve and he was risking permanent damage if he kept training.


"This has been my entire life, training and representing my country," Lysacek told The Associated Press, pausing to fight back tears. "So it's just kind of difficult. As much as I knew it could go either way, I never accepted it wouldn't. I always thought it would work out. I was crushed. I am crushed."


Lysacek said he will have to take time off the ice for the injury to completely heal, and surgery remains a possibility.


"I'm going to have to put the same focus on recovery and getting healthy that I put into training," he said.


Lysacek hasn't competed since the 2010 Vancouver Games, where he became the first American man to win the Olympic title since Brian Boitano in 1988. A torn abdominal muscle derailed his comeback last season, but he was healthy and in great shape when he went to U.S. Figure Skating's "Champs Camp" to get feedback on his Olympic year programs. His return would have been a huge boost for the American men, who have disappeared from the international scene in the last four years.


No U.S. man has been better than fifth at the world championships — Lysacek's worst finish at either worlds or the Olympics — since he won the title in 2009. For the third time in four years, no American man qualified for the Grand Prix final.


As Lysacek performed his short program Aug. 21, he took a "violent" fall on a quadruple jump. He was initially diagnosed with another abdominal tear, and stayed off the ice for a month. He continued to have pain when he returned, and tests on Sept. 26 revealed the torn labrum.


"It was frustrating. But I was optimistic," Lysacek told the AP. "I just really believed this was going to work out. Honestly, I liked my chances a lot. Before all these injuries, I was skating the best of my life. Better than Vancouver. I was excited to show people I was better than I was before. That's what being an athlete is all about, right?"


Lysacek told his doctors he needed to be healthy enough by December to compete at an international event, which he had to do to obtain the minimum technical scores required for Sochi. He was put on an aggressive program of rehab and physical therapy, and Lysacek said he was optimistic when he was able to return to the ice in October and do double and triple jumps.


As his training intensified, though, so did the pain.


The location of the injury is what made it particularly devastating. The hip, as well as the rest of the core, are central to everything a skater does — jumps, spins, footwork, even simple footwork — and the injury was never going to improve so long as Lysacek kept training. The more he pushed, the more it strained other parts of his body, like his groin and hamstrings.


"In the last couple of weeks, the pain has become unmanageable," Lysacek said, comparing it to an unrelenting toothache. "I'm really not a weak guy. I have a pretty high pain threshold. This has proved to be too much, even for me, the level of pain."


That pain is now matched by an ache to the depths of his soul.


Lysacek loves being an athlete. He's a gym rat who thrives on the routine and discipline of training, as well as the uncompromising evaluation it gives of his efforts and accomplishments. He loves to compete, too; just watching the video feed of a low-level competition this fall sent his adrenaline surging.


But what he loves most is representing his country, a privilege that still gives the two-time U.S. champion chills.


"I love competing. And I love to ..." Lysacek said, his voice breaking again. "It's all I've known."


Sochi was almost certainly going to be the last Olympics for the 28-year-old Lysacek. But he's not certain if this is the end of his competitive career.


He won't know that until his hip — and his heart — heal.


"I'm focused on recovery right now. But I really don't want this to be how my career ends," Lysacek told the AP. "The last week has been so painful. But I don't want this to be my last moments on the ice."



Today show (2013/12/10) - Exclusive: Olympian Evan Lysacek: 'My road to Sochi ends here'

10日に放送されたToday showのインタビューをまとめた記事を訳します。

Olympian Evan Lysacek: 'My road to Sochi ends here'

American figure skater Evan Lysacek, a two-time U.S. champion and a 2010 Olympic gold medalist, told Matt Lauer on TODAY Tuesday that he will not attempt to qualify for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.


"It's very difficult for me to say that, but my road to Sochi ends here,'' Lysacek said in an emotional interview.


Lysacek, 28, last competed in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, but has since battled injuries. His last chance to qualify for January’s U.S. Championships would have been Dec. 18 at the Ukrainian open. Lysacek withdrew from a competition on Sept. 30 after tearing a labrum in his left hip on the ice. Before that, he battled a groin injury and a sports hernia. Despite his aggressive approach to treatment and physical therapy, the labrum injury proved to be too much to overcome in time to make a push for Sochi, becoming "unmanageable" in recent weeks, he said.


"A lot of what played into that decision (to not attempt to qualify) was that my doctor warned me that if I continued to train with 100 percent certainty the (labrum) injury would get worse, the pain would get worse every single day and I could be doing permanent and severe damage," Lysacek told Lauer.


Still, he plans to return to figure skating.


"This has been my whole life so...it's a difficult decision for sure,'' he told Lauer. "Right now my focus has to shift from training and preparing for Sochi to getting healthy and trying to heal this injury once and for all. The last several weeks have been so painful for me that I don't want those to be my last moments on the ice after such a great career. I love to represent my country, and I'm determined to be healthy and skate again and really be the one that decides when it's over."


The decision was an emotional one as much as a physical one for Lysacek.


“It was easy for me to make the decision and hide from it in a way because I went right from training to here,'' he told TODAY.com. "But being on the show this morning, seeing photos, talking to Matt about it, it’s difficult. It’s clear I have a lot to process. The future is all unknown.”


The physical demands of figure skating at the Olympic level are rigorous, he told Lauer.


"The jumps and the physicality of the sport are incredible, and I think people don't know that,'' Lysacek said. "They think it looks like ballet, but really it is among the most difficult and physical sports in the world. The torque is immense. It's sometimes up to 100 times your body weight in torque. The training and the discipline that it takes are incredible, and people expect that to be an Olympic gold medalist you have to work hard and be dedicated, but the level of sacrifice and discipline to live that lifestyle are immense.


"I can't even put it into words, but it is what I love, and I've had some of the best moments of my life representing the United States. It's what gives me such pride."


Johnny Weir, a three-time U.S. national champion who took sixth in the 2010 Olympics, expressed his support for Lysacek on Tuesday. Weir, who announced his retirement from competitive skating in October, will be a figure skating analyst as part of NBC's Olympic coverage in Sochi.


Very proud of a great champion, @EvanLysacek and his graceful bow-out of the Sochi Olympics this morning on @TODAYshow.

「素晴らしいチャンピオンのエヴァン・ライサチェックと、今朝のToday showで彼が見せた潔いソチ五輪辞退に、心からの敬意を表します」

Between 2005 and 2010, Lysacek reached the podium in 20 of 22 events between the Olympics, world championships and major international competitions. His stretch of success was by far the best of any U.S. male figure skating competitor during that time or since. In August of 2012, Lysacek announced on TODAY that he planned to make a run at a spot in Sochi, which would have made him the first American male skater to try to defend his Olympic gold since Dick Button in 1952.


Immediately after the Vancouver Olympics, Lysacek took some time off, joining the cast of "Dancing with the Stars," where he finished as a runner-up.


Since making his decision, he's "beginning now just to come out of shock and start to process this," he said, adding that he'll lean on family and friends "a considerable amount."




現地時間12月10日のToday showにて、












(動画)P&G:Raising an Olympian





nbcsports.com (2013/10/26) - Evan Lysacek unsure when he will return to competition


Evan Lysacek unsure when he will return to competition

Evan Lysacek is back on the ice doing light training but said he couldn't speculate on a return from a hip injury.


Lysacek, 28, hasn't competed since his 2010 Olympic title, his comeback delayed and delayed and delayed by injuries. The latest, a torn labrum in his left hip, forced him to withdraw from last week’s Skate America.


He fell on a quadruple toe loop at Champs Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Aug. 21 and stayed off the ice for about a month with what he thought was a torn abdominal muscle. On Sept. 26, an MRI revealed the torn labrum.


Now Lysacek is in a race against time. He must post a minimum score in an international competition before the U.S. Championships (Jan. 9-12) to be eligible for the Sochi Olympics. The two-man U.S. team will be named after the U.S. Championships in Boston.


Lysacek said he has a list of possible events in November and December to enter and achieve that score, but he doesn't know when he will be in competition shape.


“I'm back to training, light training, so I'm happy to be back on the ice,” Lysacek said at a Citibank in Union Square on Saturday as dozens of children from the Figure Skating in Harlem program gathered for a meet-and-greet event. ”It's pretty diverse at this point, a lot of physical therapy, some off ice, a little bit of on ice. Just kind of getting back slowly into training, trying my best to obey doctors’ orders.”


He'll spend the next few days in New York for events surrounding 100 days out from the Olympics and shooting a commercial for Citi through Wednesday before flying back to his training base in California.


On Sept. 30, Lysacek said at the U.S. Olympic Media Summit that he had specific goals and a timetable he'd like to hit that he made known to doctors. On Saturday, he said the healing process is out of his control.


“It's just going to be dependent on the rate I can heal,” Lysacek said while wearing his 2010 Olympic gold medal as Katy Perry's “Roar” played over a sound system. ”No one, including doctors, can really predict healing. … Patience has never been a virtue that I've possessed.”


Lysacek's coach, Frank Carroll, told Icenetwork.com at Skate Canada that Lysacek had medical treatment Monday and, about his recovery, ”I don't know about Evan at all.”


Lysacek remains hopeful that he will heal quickly. But just how quick is the answer he can't provide yet.


“I can't speculate,” he said, “though I wish I could. I'm just trying to obey doctors' orders because I'd like to nip this in the bud now instead of having it be a lingering injury.”

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