Thursday, July 17, 2008

US Women Soccer Star Abby Wambach Out Of Olympics With Broken Leg

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Abby WambachAbby Wambach,28, United States' striker sustained a leg injury in a friendly game against Brazil on Wednesday. She collided with Brazilian defender Maria Rosa late in the 31st minute, resulting in a fractured tibia and fibula in her left leg. She is scheduled to undergo surgery today in Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego.

Losing Abby Wambach is a serious blow to the USA National Women Soccer team's gold medal hopes at the Beijing Olympics this summer.

According to the U.S. soccer website, injuries of this sort usually require a 12-week recovery.

Abby Wambach has 13 goals this year and she is one of the top scorers in U.S. history with 99 goals in 127 games.

USA won the game, 1-0. The goal was scored by Tasha Kai.

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