OTTAWA, ON: Three-time Canadian silver medallist and 2014 Olympic silver medallist (team) Kevin Reynolds, 24, Coquitlam, B.C., underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip earlier this month. The surgery took place on April 9, 2015 in Vancouver, B.C., and was successful in repairing a labral tear.
Earlier this year, Reynolds had to withdraw from the free program at the 2015 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships due to the injury which he has dealt with since late 2010. Over the last year, the condition had worsened considerably and treatment such as physiotherapy, rest, and specific recovery exercises had had no significant effect.
“It is an injury that I have been dealing with for a long time. After speaking with experts, we made the difficult decision to undergo surgery. Over the next week and beyond, I will work closely with my medical team on my recovery,” explained Reynolds. “I’d like to thank everyone for their continuous support, and I hope to eventually return to skating with a renewed sense of freedom.”
Optimistic for a successful recovery, Reynolds hopes to return to competitive skating when healthy.