Nathan Chen to miss worlds after injuring hip in exhibition

BY foxsports • January 28, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) American teen Nathan Chen will miss the world championships after injuring his hip in an exhibition hours after winning the bronze medal at nationals.

U.S. Figure Skating says Chen underwent left hip surgery Wednesday. He is expected to return to the ice with restrictions in eight to 10 weeks and make a full recovery, but the injury will keep him out of both the junior and senior world championships.

The 16-year-old Chen had two stunning performances at the U.S. Championships, landing two quadruple jumps in his short program Friday and four in his free skate Sunday - becoming the first American man to accomplish each feat.

On Sunday night, he took part in the ''Skating Spectacular'' that follows all major competitions and was hurt on a jump attempt. Chen has struggled with injuries in recent years as he's gone through growth spurts.

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