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  Kerrigan Wobbly After Injuring Heel

By Robert Fachet
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, December 8, 1995 ; Page B2




Nancy Kerrigan is not skating at 100 percent efficiency, but this time she can't blame Tonya Harding. Kerrigan, the 1994 Olympic silver medalist, accidentally dropped her skate bag on the back of her heel Wednesday at her home rink on Cape Cod.

"I did something really stupid," Kerrigan said yesterday with a shrug. "I lifted my bag and it got caught and fell on my foot."

So when Kerrigan skates Saturday night at the World Professional Figure Skating Championships at USAir Arena, she will be hampered by a bruised left Achilles' tendon. Kerrigan practiced yesterday at USAir Arena and still plans six triple jumps in two programs at the soldout competition. But she said she was having trouble pushing off the ice with her left foot for those jumps.

It was her right leg — the knee exactly — that was injured in the infamous attack at the U.S. national championships almost two years ago.

© Copyright 1995 The Washington Post Company

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