In theory I agree, but here is the issue: it is assuming that Wagner will not only be recovered, but back to her old, fully-trained self by March. When Kwan was given the injury bye in 2006, I think she was barely hanging on. It became clear that she wasn't fit to compete at the Olympics after all and they may as well have simply selected Hughes from the start. If they are going to consider giving Wagner a bye, they'd better make sure she's in tip-top shape to compete at her very best...because as GPF showed, if she's off she's really not much better than Nagasu/Gold anyway....With Olympic slots on the line, we simply must put our best team forward at Worlds this year. Even if it means taking a risk on an injured Ashley. I think Ashley has done enough this season to prove she is definitely our top lady. If she can't skate at Nationals, I would put her on the team UNLESS the top two finishers both had stellar performances.