But he regrouped and completed the program.When he finished he did most of his weight bearing on his good leg as he went to the boards, and Maia put his skate guard on for him.
Tessa can empathize because in 2011, at the 4CC's, she had to stop a program because of a quad spasm.
|Oh the pain.|
Tessa didn't rub her leg, didn't wince, skated evenly on both blades as she stroked to the boards, and her facial expression was neutral/placid.
After they (officially) called it off, she and Scott returned to center ice and:
Wow. A deep bow bending and stretching that deep spasm'd quad. Alex, you wimp.
I find what happened at the 4CC's very "them". A big huge lie, and then super careless with the supporting elements because really, they're gonna get away with it anyway and they've got better things to do than keep their behavior consistent with the lies they're telling.