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Aaron, Settlage withdraw from 2015 Cup of China

Former U.S. junior champions sidelined following Settlage's back injury
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Madeline Aaron and Max Settlage will not compete at the 2015 Cup of China. -Sarah S. Brannen

Madeline Aaron and Max Settlage have withdrawn from the 2015 Cup of China. Settlage is recovering from a lower back injury, which he sustained in August.

"I'm disappointed that Madeline and I won't be able to compete at Cup of China," Settlage said. "I'm working very hard to be 100 percent for the second half of the season."

Settlage has returned to the ice and is expected to make a full recovery. The team is scheduled to make its season debut at the 2015 Tallinn Trophy, Nov. 18-22 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Aaron and Settlage finished fourth at the 2015 U.S. Championships. The 2015-16 season will be their second at the senior level. The duo finished fourth and fifth, respectively, at 2014 Skate Canada and 2014 Skate America.