COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Three-time U.S. figure skating champion Jeremy Abbott has withdrawn from next week's Four Continents because of a right hip injury.
Abbott was replaced Friday by Richard Dornbush, who finished 13th at last week's U.S. championships but was fifth in the free skate. Dornbush was the silver medalist at the 2010 U.S. championships and was the top U.S. skater at the world championships, finishing ninth.
Adam Rippon, who was second to Abbott at nationals, and Ross Miner, who was third, also will represent the United States.
Four Continents begins Thursday in Colorado Springs, Colo. It draws skaters from the United States, Canada and Japan, including reigning world champion Patrick Chan.