OSAKA (Kyodo) Figure skater Daisuke Takahashi, who had right knee surgery in November, is expected to be back on the ice for basic training in March, his coach, Utako Nagamitsu, said Saturday.

“He’s got a chance to rebuild muscles he had for figure skating use only,” Nagamitsu said.

Our goal is to compete at the Olympics, so I hope that he regains physical strength without rushing so that he won’t get injured again,” Nagamitsu added.

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