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Morgan Hamm Injured, Scheduled for Surgery
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Two-time U.S. Olympian Morgan Hamm tore his right pectoral muscle on Tuesday and is scheduled for surgery on Friday.

Hamm was injured while training on high bar at the Ohio State facility in Columbus. He was doing a Stalder-Rybalko to one arm, and the muscle pulled away from the humerus as he swung through the bottom, Ohio State men's coach Miles Avery told IG.

"He is upset about the setback but in pretty good spirits, understanding that these things happen," Avery said.

Hamm, who turned 25 on Saturday along with his twin brother Paul Hamm, will undergo surgery on Friday in Columbus.

Avery said he is confident Hamm will be still be in contention for next summer's Olympic team. At the U.S. Championships in August, the Hamms made a comeback after a three-year break from competition, competing floor exercise and pommel horse.

"No one here will believe for a second that he can't come back to be good enough to make the Olympic team," Avery said. "He has a month more than Lance Ringnald had back in 1992, when he tore his pec, and six months more than Blaine (Wilson) had in 2004 [after a torn biceps]."

Avery said that Morgan Hamm is not planning on training still rings after he recovers, but plans to train the other five events.

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