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    Lysacek out of US Nationals

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,5186383.story

    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.
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    Well can't say I'm surprised.

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    No, not surprising at all.

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    The only surprising thing would be if Lysacek is actually able to defend his OGM. It would require a dreadful men's event, but who knows? Olympic ice is especially slippery.

    That said, I am glad that he's taking care with his recovery and wish him the best of health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    The only surprising thing would be if Lysacek is actually able to defend his OGM. It would require a dreadful men's event
    LOL that is an understatement. It would require such carnage you would think bombs were dropping from the sky, and several skaters needing to be taken to emergency after the brutal bruising from all the falls.

    It would be atleast a slight surprise if Evan is even in Sochi period, be that via not even skating at Nationals and abandoning his comeback completely (most likely IMO) or not even qualifying for the Olympic team at Nationals (also a fair possability).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    That said, I am glad that he's taking care with his recovery and wish him the best of health.
    Me too. Though I think the "training for Sochi" bit is just lip service at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    Me too. Though I think the "training for Sochi" bit is just lip service at this point.
    I think that too, although he might make a token appearance at the Olympic trials (Nationals) ala Liukin in 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    I think that too, although he might make a token appearance at the Olympic trials (Nationals) ala Liukin in 2012.
    Or Cohen.

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    Thanks for the news, Toni.

    I wonder what Lysacek's PR strategy is. According to @olyphil's tweet, Hersh knew that he would be the first to report the story. https://twitter.com/olyphil/status/292376602631888896

    - Does that mean that USFSA had not yet been informed? If not, why not? (Going to the press first does not seem like a good way to endear oneself to one's federation.)
    - Or if USFSA already was aware, but intentionally did not go public right away, why not?

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    If the United States has 2 or 3 spots for Sochi and there is team event and Lysacek could get one of those spots maybe he can do the team event and help the US in that and not even really be like "i'm going for gold" though you never know with his reputation and what jumps he shows up with if he do a medal caliber performance in the singles category.

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    As of a few minutes ago, USFSA has caught up and made its own announcement: http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=48896&type=media

    LYSACEK WITHDRAWS FROM 2013 PRUDENTIAL U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

    (1/18/13) - Evan Lysacek, the reigning Olympic champion, announced today that he has withdrawn from the 2013 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which will take place Jan. 20-27 in Omaha, Neb.

    Lysacek, 27, who had surgery in November to repair a sports hernia, has been training in southern California with Frank Carroll and Karen Kwan-Oppegard.

    "It's disappointing because health-wise I'm fine," Lysacek said. "Due to the long layoff from the surgery I still need about three more weeks to get back into competition form. The good news is I am finally healthy, back to a full training schedule and already working hard to be ready for next season to defend my Olympic title at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi."

    In addition to winning the 2010 Olympic Winter Games gold medal, Lysacek is the 2009 World champion and a two-time U.S. champion (2007, '08).

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    I think even in a team event Abbott and Miner would be better options to help the U.S win a team medal than Evan at this point. I dont see him showing up at Nationals next year but even if he does I dont see him making the team unless he is in great shape, skates relatively cleanly, maybe lands a quad, and Evan, Miner, and possibly Dornbush all make mistakes.

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    Not surprised at all!

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    Evan and Johnny need to realize that their time has come and gone and just retire.

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    Who will win on US Nat Champ?????

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