Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Oh Dear

Uh, spoiler warning, sorta, if you're into the WNT and aren't either watching the game on Fox Soccer or following it online.

They were looking decent against Brazil, playing more of a control game with some tantalizing 20-yard through balls onto perfectly timed runs by the forwards, creating some chances.

Then Abby Wambach snapped her left leg.

Brazil have been fouling through the entire first thirty minutes, hitting Wambach in particular, but this was a 50-50 ball, no foul. Just a full-speed followthrough by the Wombat's left shin into the Brazilian defender's full-speed onrushing right knee. Still no score at the end of the first half, but my god. The decent crowd at Torero Stadium in San Diego is stunned and subdued. The team is soldiering on, almost scoring in near the end of stoppage time, but Christ.

Maybe it's not as bad as it looked. Wombat kept a brave face while being loaded into the ambulance, but her eyes told the story. Maybe it's not as bad as it looked. Maybe.


Keeper said...

I am stunned and subdued as well. D:

Abby down, Osborne down, Whitehill down. Things are not looking great.

Brazil is looking good, and they are without their top three players. I bet they take home the gold.

Dink said...

I saw it too- it looked like a complete fracture as she fell. Not good.