Madeline Aaron and Max Settlage<http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/team/aaron_settlage> have withdrawn from the 2015 Cup of China. Settlage is recovering from a lower back injury sustained in August.
Settlage, under the care of the Olympic Training Center sports medicine team, has returned to the ice and is expected to make a full recovery. The team is now expected to make its season debut at 2015 Tallinn Trophy, Nov. 18-22, in Tallinn, Estonia.
Aaron and Settlage finished fourth at the 2015 U.S. Championships. The 2015-16 campaign will be their second at the senior level. They finished fourth and fifth, respectively, at 2014 Skate Canada and 2014 Skate America.
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