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Olympic dream is over for Hockeyroos star

WA-based Hockeyroos star Ashleigh Nelson’s Olympic dream turned to a nightmare when she announced on Twitter this morning that she had torn her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

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Nelson tore her ACL whilst training yesterday and has since undergone an MRI to confirm the injury. Nelson was to represent Australia at the Rio Olympics in August.

The 29-year-old has been a member of the Hockeyroos since 2008 and had played more than 170 games as a forward.

Nelson said on Twitter she was not having the best day but would recover.