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Edmunds withdraws from worlds due to bone bruise

Nagasu to replace two-time U.S. silver medalist for Team USA in Boston
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Polina Edmunds is expected to make a full recovery from her bone bruise. -Jay Adeff

Two-time U.S. silver medalist Polina Edmunds has withdrawn from the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships due to a bone bruise in her right foot. Mirai Nagasu has been named as her replacement.

The bone bruise has limited Edmunds' ability to tap with her right foot and perform lutz and flip jumps. She is expected to make a full recovery.

"While the decision to withdraw is disappointing, I don't want to compete at the world championships without performing my hardest technical elements," Edmunds said. "I go to competition with the goal of representing Team USA to the best of my ability and performing my strongest programs. I will take time to recover, and I am looking forward to preparing for next season."

Edmunds recently withdrew from the 2016 Four Continents Championships as well, citing boot issues.

Nagasu, the 2016 Four Continents silver medalist and 2016 U.S. pewter medalist, will make her second career appearance at the world championships. Her first came in 2010, when she finished seventh.