Wambach breaks leg, will miss Olympics

Wambach breaks leg, will miss Olympics

U.S. Women's National Team

Wambach breaks leg, will miss Olympics

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The U.S. women’s Olympic team’s worst nightmare has happened.

U.S. forward Abby Wambach broke her left leg during the U.S. team’s match against Brazil on Wednesday night in San Diego (a 1-0 USA win) and now she will miss the Olympics.

Wambach broke the leg after a collision with a Brazilian defender in what was the U.S. team’s final warm-up match before heading to China for the Olympics.

Wambach suffered fractures in both the tibia and fibula in her left leg, an injury that usually requires three months to recover from.

What do you think of this development? Can the USA win gold without Wambach? Are the Americans in danger of not even medaling now? Who will pick up the scoring slack?

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