Yesterday Alexei Mishin, Plushenko's coach, said in an interview: "Plushenko's spine will not be cut up, and the leg will not be cut off."
Not much as an assurance, is it? But we all Plushenko's fans can relax! Plushenko had his knee operation today in Germany and feels good!
Plushenko skated through the pain of a knee injury to win his seventh European title last month, putting off much-needed surgery on his meniscus cartilage, which he had today in Munich, but he will not recover in time for next week's world championships in Nice, France.
"Hello to everyone! Had surgery, I feel good!! I love you all," Plushenko said on Twitter. "After anesthesia, I slept all day."
Photos courtesy of Sarynka.