Kozlov suffered a broken calf bone of the left leg. After x-ray examination of the athlete's preliminary diagnosis was confirmed, the official microblog of the International skating Union (ISU) on Twitter. The athlete was put in a cast, but he will return to Moscow only with the team after the championship. In this regard, even the approximate date of recovery of the athlete, who was also declared for the relay team from Russia, while it is impossible to call.

It is noted that the Russian national team in this world Cup stands in a weaker composition. Scandals with Meldonium knocked her from the ranks of team leader and current absolute champion of Europe, Seeds Elistratova, and the champion of Europe in relay Ekaterina Konstantinova. Six-time Olympic champion Viktor Ahn, who generally skips the current season.

As a result, in the first day of competition in Seoul in the quarter-finals at the distance of 500 m made it only Dmitry Migunov and Yevhen Zakharov, and that's the "one thousand" up to this stage no one got 1500 m — none of the Russians did not pass the semi-finals.