Simone Laudehr suffers ankle ligament strain against Zimbabwe
Simone Laudehr’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games is in doubt after she was was forced off early on in the opening match against Zimbabwe after a late challenge.
The German international and FC Bayern München midfielder underwent an MRI scan late on Wednesday evening which revealed she suffered an ankle ligament strain following the dangerous tackle.
Laudehr will be treated intensively in the coming days and the healing process will be monitored. There will then be a decision on how best to proceed.
Germany won their first match of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games women’s football tournament 6-1 against Zimbabwe and their next match will be on Saturday against Australia in Sao Paulo. See all the fixtures and results.
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