Wednesday, December 5

Denney/Coughlin Questionable for US Nationals?

This USFSA press release makes me doubt reigning US National Pair Champions Caydee Denney and John Coughlin will be able to defend their title next month in Omaha. Coughlin just underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip.

Doing a quick Google search on the injury/recovery, it sounds like most doctors suggest at least a three month recovery period (sometimes longer) when it comes to strenuous activity. This might even cut it close to being able to compete at Worlds if it holds true in Coughlin's situation.

Updated 5:50PM: This article has quotes from Coughlin and includes confirmation that he and Denney are out of US Nationals. John says that he's going to 'address [the injury] now so [he] can recover and have a full training season for the Olympics," which I would interpret as meaning the team plans on sitting the rest of this season out.

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