Update: We've now received word that Austin Dooley will swap back onto the USA World Champs Team after being named to the team, removed and replaced by Aaron Gwin, and now reinstated.
Aaron Gwin posted on Instagram that he will miss World Champs next week in Val di Sole because his back injury
still prevents him from riding. He injured his back right before the Maribor World Cup while training for a race at Mountain Creek when he landed from a blind jump with his front wheel on a loose rock, frontflipped over his bars, and slammed straight onto his back. He has been working with his physios and had planned to be back on the bike for World Champs, but his recovery isn't going as quickly as he'd hoped.
Gwin was initially not named to the USA World Champs team due to what seems like a clerical error on USA Cycling's part, but the roster was subsequently updated with Aaron Gwin replacing Austin Dooley, who last weekend became the first American privateer to qualify at a World Cup in five years. We have reached out to Dooley for comment on whether he will now be reinstated to the team.
We will keep you updated with any more information, and wish Aaron Gwin all the best in his recovery.