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Karen Chen will miss nationals

Figure Skating Japan Open

SAITAMA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Karen Chen of United States competes during the figure skating Japan Open at Saitama Super Arena on October 7, 2017 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)

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Karen Chen announced she will not compete at the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships later this month in Detroit. The 2017 national champion posted on Twitter on Friday, noting that she is putting her health first.

The 2018 Olympian missed the Grand Prix season with a foot injury. She skipped March’s world championships and pulled out of lower-level events earlier in the fall. She most recently competed in PyeongChang, where she finished 11th.

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