Wikipedia-David W. Carmichael
The 2006 Olympic champion Yevgeny Plushenko is set to miss the World Figure Skating
in Canada following a back injury.
A month before the competition, the Russian ice-skater underwent surgery after aggravating his back problem during the European championships in Zagreb.
"Yevgeny needs a few more weeks to fully recover. Therefore, he is not in a position to compete at the worlds," Plushenko's long-time mentor Alexei Mishin said.