CHICAGO Leslie Osborne, a midfielder on the U.S. women's soccer team, will miss the Olympics after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.
Osborne was hurt during practice at Carson, Calif., on Thursday, according to the U.S. Soccer Federation. She will have knee surgery in the next week and will have reconstructive ankle surgery in about a month.
"I'm going to get both surgeries done, and my plan is to be back 100 percent for the new pro league," Osborne said in a statement released Sunday by the USSF. "Hopefully, I'll make a run for the next World Cup and then one day get to play in an Olympics."