From Ryan Whiting regarding his scratched status for the USA Championships:
Hey Norm, I had surgery on May 23rd to remove an abscess/ cyst from above my tailbone that developed while I was in Shanghai [May 18]. The incision has been healing for the last month and is almost healed. I am hungry for competition but am lucky that this year is not an outdoor world championship year so that I can be smart about my recovery. I will be back relatively soon but the US championships was really pushing it. I wish I could be there; what they are doing for us, setting up the street meet, is awesome.