Colombia’s Rincon ruled out of Olympics with leg injury

The Equalizer Staff July 8, 2016 10
Yoreli Rincon will miss the Rio 2016 Olympics with a fractured fibula. (Getty Images)

Yoreli Rincon will miss the Rio 2016 Olympics with a fractured fibula. (Getty Images)

Colombia star Yoreli Rincon will miss the Rio 2016 Olympics after fracturing her right fibula in training, the Colombian federation announced on Friday.

Rincon, who turns 23 this month, is widely considered Colombia’s best player. The No. 10 has in the past been compared to a young Marta, and she has already played in two World Cups and an Olympic Games.

Reports state that the Colombian captain will need about three months to recover from an impending surgery.

Colombia will play France, New Zealand and the United States in the group stage of the Rio Olympics, which kicks off on August 3.

  • Cc W

    Whoa tough break for Rincon! Hopefully she can heal up and be back at it next year. She seems like a thoughtful young woman – stood up to herself against the Colombian federation.

    • Lisa Beason

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    • Nicole C.

      Pun intended?

      • Cc W

        LOL – no, unfortunately

    • mockmook

      “stood up to herself”

      Did she win? 😉

      • Cc W

        Fixed – thanks – not enough coffee this morning!

  • Steglitz49

    Bad luck! Better luck next time.

  • newsouth

    she has been the same player since they threw her in against the uswnt in the 2011 world cup @ 17, .

  • Miami66

    Well that sucks. Want to see the best matches possible, especially for the first big women’s tourney in South America and to have one of South America’s best players out is disappointing. But all isn’t lost for them. Tough group though and it might give New Zealand an advantage for 3rd.

  • ARED

    Big loss, very good player. I didn’t like Colombia’s chances before, and now I really don’t….