Joshua Farris withdraws from Grand Prix figure skating events
Joshua Farris withdrew from his Grand Prix figure skating assignments as he recovers from a concussion, U.S. Figure Skating said Friday.
“I couldn’t be more disappointed to withdraw from my Grand Prix assignments,” Farris, who has yet to resume training, said in a press release. “I am steadily healing and hope to be back on the ice as soon as possible.”
Farris, the 2013 World junior champion, took bronze at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January and finished 11th at his first senior World Championships in March.
He was scheduled to compete in Skate Canada over Halloween weekend and NHK Trophy in Japan in late November.
Jeremy Abbott, a four-time U.S. champion who finished fifth at last season’s Nationals, also said he would not compete this season.
The top U.S. men competing this season are 2015 U.S. champion Jason Brown, 2013 U.S. champion Max Aaron and 2015 U.S. silver medalist Adam Rippon.
Brown and Aaron are entered in the first Grand Prix event this season, Skate America in Milwaukee from Oct. 23-25.
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