Canadian champion Kaetlyn Osmond is hedging her bets for next week's Skate Canada. Osmond told IceNetwork today that there is a possibility of her scratching from the competition next week, where she is slated to defend her title from last season.
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Osmond has been dealing with skate problems and was in a cast with a left foot injury, which took her off the ice for most of September. Her left foot is her landing foot, and the foot that she uses to pick off for her flip and lutz. As a result, she has also had to change the elements of her short program from a triple flip-triple toe and a solo triple lutz to a triple toe-triple toe and a solo triple flip.
Osmond only resumed partial training earlier in the month and is currently deciding whether or not to defend her title at Skate Canada next week. Her next Grand Prix event will be Rostelecom Cup in November.
Skate Canada is the second competition in the Grand Prix of Figure Skating this season.
The Grand Prix starts this week with the 2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America. Examiner Figure Skating will be providing live coverage of the event starting Friday.