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Injury Ends Sochi Dream for Lysacek

Evan Lysacek, the reigning Olympic champion, announced today that a hip injury will prevent him from defending his title at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Lysacek, 28, tore the labrum in his left hip back in August and following advice from his physician, Lysacek will refrain from skating until the injury is completely healed. He has not competed since winning the 2010 Olympic title in Vancouver.

“Words cannot describe how disappointed I am to not be able to compete in Sochi,” Lysacek said in a US Figure Skating release. “The proudest moments of my life have been representing the United States in the last two Winter Olympics. I have suffered numerous injuries over the course of my skating career and they are some of the hardest things an athlete has to overcome. While none of my past injuries have sidelined me quite like this one, I remain determined to regain my health and skate again.”

In 2010, Lysacek, became the first American man in 24 years to win the Olympic title. In addition to his Olympic gold medal, Lysacek has won the 2009 World championships, the 2007 & 2008  U.S. Figure Skating Championships and the 2009 Grand Prix Final, making him the most-decorated U.S. male skater of the past decade.


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