Gold medalist Evan Lysacek will miss Sochi

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Evan Lysacek, defending men's Olympic figure skating champion, will miss the 2014 Olympics in Sochi because of an injury. It's a blow to both the United States' medal hopes and the storyline aspect of the Games; Lysacek was expected to be one of the lead stories of the Olympics.
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Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek poses for a portrait during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek poses for a portrait during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah
Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek poses for a portrait during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Professional dancer Anna Trebunskaya, Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek and singer Sabrina Bryan attend ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" 200th episode party on November 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Professional dancer Anna Trebunskaya, Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek and singer Sabrina Bryan attend ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" 200th episode party on November 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 08: TV Celebrity Cheryl Burke (L) and Evan Lysacek (R) arrive at TV Guide Magazine's "2010 Hot List" Party on November 8, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
TV Guide Magazine's "2010 Hot List" Party - Arrivals
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 08: TV Celebrity Cheryl Burke (L) and Evan Lysacek (R) arrive at TV Guide Magazine's "2010 Hot List" Party on November 8, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
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Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek makes remarks during a press conference during the USOC 2013 team USA media summit Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Park City, in Utah. Lysacek has a torn labrum, and will miss next month's Skate America. Lysacek was initially diagnosed with an abdominal tear after a fall in August. But he says he continued to feel pain, and further tests revealed the tear. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek makes remarks during a press conference during the USOC 2013 team USA media summit Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Park City, in Utah. Lysacek has a torn labrum, and will miss next month's Skate America. Lysacek was initially diagnosed with an abdominal tear after a fall in August. But he says he continued to feel pain, and further tests revealed the tear. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek makes remarks during a press conference during the USOC 2013 team USA media summit Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Park City, in Utah. Lysacek has a torn labrum, and will miss next month's Skate America. Lysacek was initially diagnosed with an abdominal tear after a fall in August. But he says he continued to feel pain, and further tests revealed the tear. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 08: TV Celebrity Cheryl Burke (L) and Evan Lysacek (R) arrive at TV Guide Magazine's "2010 Hot List" Party on November 8, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
TV Guide Magazine's "2010 Hot List" Party - Arrivals
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 08: TV Celebrity Cheryl Burke (L) and Evan Lysacek (R) arrive at TV Guide Magazine's "2010 Hot List" Party on November 8, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek makes remarks during a press conference during the USOC 2013 team USA media summit Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Park City, in Utah. Lysacek has a torn labrum, and will miss next month's Skate America. Lysacek was initially diagnosed with an abdominal tear after a fall in August. But he says he continued to feel pain, and further tests revealed the tear. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek makes remarks during a press conference during the USOC 2013 team USA media summit Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Park City, in Utah. Lysacek has a torn labrum, and will miss next month's Skate America. Lysacek was initially diagnosed with an abdominal tear after a fall in August. But he says he continued to feel pain, and further tests revealed the tear. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek makes remarks during a press conference during the USOC 2013 team USA media summit Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Park City, in Utah. Lysacek has a torn labrum, and will miss next month's Skate America. Lysacek was initially diagnosed with an abdominal tear after a fall in August. But he says he continued to feel pain, and further tests revealed the tear. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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