U.S. Champion figure skater Kimmie Meissner's run of bad luck has continued. Meissner, who spent the past year battling mono, a growth spurt and coaching change, has injured her hip. She initially injured it while running on the treadmill last week in training, but reinjured in doing a jump in preparation for this week's 2009 U.S. Championships in Cleveland.
Her injury is severe enough to cause her to withdraw from the Championships. Hopefully she can rest it, get treatment and return to train in time to be ready for Stars on Ice later this season. Meissner was hoping to use her performance at the US Championships as a indicator of her readiness for the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver.