Adelina Sotnikova to miss rest of ISU Grand Prix due to injury

Olympic women's figure skating champion Adelina Sotnikova will miss the season's remaining Grand Prix events with an ankle ligament tear.
Adelina Sotnikova told Russia's R-Sport news agency she would "have to wear the cast for three weeks" but still hoped to compete at the Russian nationals, which run from Dec. 24 through 29. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Olympic women's figure skating champion Adelina Sotnikova will miss the season's remaining Grand Prix events with an ankle ligament tear.

Sotnikova's leg is in plaster following a training injury Thursday and she will no longer be able to compete in the NHK Trophy in Japan, a Grand Prix event, later this month.

She has also withdrawn from next week's Cup of Russia.

Sotnikova told Russia's R-Sport news agency she would "have to wear the cast for three weeks" but still hoped to compete at the Russian nationals, which run from December 24 through 29.

She hasn't skated in international competition since beating South Korea's Yuna Kim to Olympic gold in February.

Sotnikova's only competitive skate this season came last month, when she won a minor Russian event against little-known opposition.

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