US D Krieger has torn ACL, likely to miss Olympics

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — U.S. national team defender Ali Krieger is likely to miss the London Olympics after injuring her right knee during a qualifying match.

An MRI on Saturday revealed torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments. The team said she will require six to eight months of rehabilitation.

Krieger was injured in the first half of the Americans’ 14-0 win over the Dominican Republic on Friday.

The 27-year-old right back has 27 caps and started every game for the U.S. at last year’s World Cup.