Nathan Chen has withdrawn from ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2022, U.S. Figure Skating announced Wednesday.
“I am disappointed to have to withdraw from Worlds,” Chen said. “I have been training for this competition since returning from Beijing. I have a nagging injury that I've been dealing with, and I don’t want to risk further injury by practicing and competing next week.”
Chen won the Olympic gold medal in February and is the three-time reigning World champion.
Camden Pulkinen, who will be making his World Championships debut, will replace Chen. The World Championships are set for March 21-27 in Montpellier, France.