US figure skater Jeremy Abbott took a painful looking fall during his routine on Thursday. He was attempting a quad-toe, triple-toe (which sounds very impressive) when he lost his balance and landed hard on his hip. It initially looked like he would not be able to continue.
Abbott grabbed his hip in pain for about 10-15 seconds before responding to the crowd’s urge to get back up and skate. He was able to continue, and he went on to put together a nifty routine that included this stuff that Deadspin shared with us:
I believe that was the same trick Abbott was attempting when he ate it, so kudos to him for going at it again. Amazingly, he still finished with a score of 72.58 and was able to qualify.