In an interview with Ice Network she said, "Recently, I received some sad news from my doctors," the 23-year-old said. "After successful hip surgery last year, the new cartilage in my hip is being compressed when I skate. By continuing, I risk damaging it again. So it is with heavy heart, and the consideration for my future health, that I have decided to retire from competitive skating."
What a shame! She has always been one of my favorite skaters from the first time I saw her to cheering for her even when she wasn't on top of her game. Naomi..we will all miss you! As I read the interview I found myself in tears.
"Skating has been a wonderful part of my life for as long as I can remember. It has afforded me opportunities for travel and a venue to perform for supportive audiences around the world. I am lucky to have fans that have always encouraged my efforts on the ice throughout the years."
You won't ever be forgot!