What has seemed like a foregone conclusion for two months now is official: Evan Lysacek will not compete at next week’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Omaha after being sidelined in mid-November by surgery to repair a sports hernia.
The hernia was the second setback in Lysacek’s comeback plans for this season.
Lysacek, who has not competed since winning the 2010 Olympic gold medal, withdrew from Skate America in late October with a groin injury.
“It’s disappointing because health-wise I’m fine (now),” Lysacek said in a statement. “Due to the long layoff from the surgery, I still need about three more weeks to get back into competition form.