Injury Ends Hopes for Olympic Gold Medalist 12/11/13
December 11, 2013
Evan Lysacek (LY-sah-chehk) will not get to defend his Olympic title.
The reigning ice skating gold medalist has announced that a torn labrum in his left hip will keep him from competing in Sochi. After two months of aggressive treatment, doctors told Lysacek last week the injury was not going to improve and he was risking permanent damage if he kept training.
Lysacek said he will have to take time off the ice for the injury to completely heal, and surgery remains a possibility.