The US women's soccer team's hopes for a gold medal in Beijing took a devastating blow yesterday when star Abby Wambach broke her leg in an exhibition match. Wambach, the team's leading scorer, underwent a two-hour surgery today that went "perfectly, beautifully," her mother told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Wambach, though, will have to be a spectator for the Beijing Games.
“I was the one crying,” said Judy Wambach, whose daughter called her from the ambulance en route to a San Diego hospital. “She said, ‘Mom, don’t cry. This is my job. These things happen.’ And I’m telling her think positive (that the leg will be OK). She said, ‘Mom, I know my body. I broke my leg.’ But she wasn’t boo-hooing or any of that.”