NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek says he’s doing double and triple jumps in practice as he tries to come back from injury in time to defend his title in Sochi.
The American tore the labrum in his left hip in a fall on a quad in training Aug. 21. He hasn’t competed since winning gold in Vancouver in 2010, sidelined last year by a torn abdominal muscle.
Lysacek needs to post a minimum technical score in an international competition within the next couple of months to be eligible for the Olympics, which start Feb. 7. But he can accomplish that without his full repertoire of jumps.
He still hasn’t received approval from his doctors to attempt quads again. But Lysacek notes he’s come back from injury several times. He said Monday he has “faith that this is no different from those.”
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