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Ailing hip forces Weir out of Trophee Bompard

Skater reaggravated injury during practice last week at Rostelecom Cup

A hip injury has forced Johnny Weir out of the remainder of the Grand Prix Series.
A hip injury has forced Johnny Weir out of the remainder of the Grand Prix Series. (Getty Images)

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By icenetwork.com
(11/13/2012) - Johnny Weir's comeback attempt has been put on hold, as the three-time U.S. champion has withdrawn from this week's Trophée Eric Bompard in Paris, U.S. Figure Skating announced today.

This announcement comes just days after Weir pulled out of the 2012 Rostelecom Cup prior to the free skate because of a right hip injury he suffered in practice earlier in the week.

After withdrawing from the Grand Prix event in Moscow, Weir told the Russian news service R-Sport, "This is a very terrible setback and I'm not happy, but things happen in sports."

Weir was in 10th place after the short program at Rostelecom. He made his season debut at the 2012 Finlandia Trophy, where he finished fourth.

A world bronze medalist, three-time U.S. champion and two-time Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, Weir announced his return to competitive skating in January after an almost two-year layoff.