Wambach to miss Olympics
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Star USA forward Abby Wambach has been ruled out of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament after suffering a fractured tibia and fibula in a trial match against Brazil on Wednesday.

Wambach collided with a Brazilian defender in the 31st minute of the game, and X-rays later confirmed the multiple fracture in her left leg. She is expected to be out of action for up to 12 weeks.

"Obviously, it's devastating, but above everything else, I'm only one player, and you can never win a championship with just one player," Wambach said from hospital. "I have the utmost confidence in this team bringing home the gold."