Lysacek pulls out of Skate America

Evan Lysacek’s competitive comeback will have to wait a little while longer.

The Olympic figure skating champion withdrew from Skate America on Wednesday because of a groin injury. Skate America, which is Oct. 19-21 in Kent, Washington, was to have been his first competition since he won gold at the Vancouver Games.

Lysacek doesn’t have any other Grand Prix assignments, meaning his competitive debut would be at the national championships in January. But U.S. Figure Skating is exploring whether there is another competition he could do before then.

Lysacek resumed training more than a year ago. He made his comeback official in August, saying then that both of his programs were done and he had a quadruple jump.