Oh no! First Kimmie Meissner, now Emily Hughes? Emily cited ankle injury as her reason for withdrawal and stated, "I just don't have enough strength in my ankle to perform my programs. I plan to resume training when my ankle heals and to compete again as soon as possible." Read full story here.
This reminds me of Johnny Weir's press conference where he noted, "And to compete in this system, you have to be prepared to run a marathon every day and you have to be so in shape and on point at all times to actually make it from the start of the program to the end of the program. So it's no shock to me that people are getting injured or people are getting sick." I just hope one of my favorites, Alissa Czisny, remains injury-free for Nationals.