Gold medalist Evan Lysacek will miss Sochi

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.
Jay Busbee

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

ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" 200th Episode Red Carpet

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)

Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek arrives at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on March 7, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya entertained the audience with an encore performance on TUESDAY, MAY 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show." (Photo by Adam Larkey/ABC via Getty Images)

Terrence J, Brandy, Vera Wang and Evan Lysacek attend the Toronto Raptures vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on December 8, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)

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)

The Weinstein Company's 2013 Golden Globe Awards After Party Presented By Chopard, HP, Laura Mercier, Lexus, Marie Claire, And Yucaipa Films - Inside

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Figure skater Evan Lysacek (L) attends the The Weinstein Company's 2013 Golden Globe Awards after party presented by Chopard, HP, Laura Mercier, Lexus, Marie Claire, and Yucaipa Films held at The Old Trader Vic's at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for TWC)

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)

PARK CITY, UT - SEPTEMBER 29: Figure skater Evan Lysacek poses for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on September 29, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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