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Daisuke Takahashi out of worlds

Updated: March 5, 2014, 2:53 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Japanese skater Daisuke Takahashi will sit out the figure skating world championships because of an injured right knee.

The 27-year-old Takahashi, who finished sixth at the Sochi Olympics, has joint inflammation in his knee. He will be replaced by Takahiko Kozuka, the Japan Skating Federation announced Wednesday.

Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu and Tatsuki Machida also will skate for the host nation at the March 26-30 world championships in Saitama, Japan.

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