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Worley Suffers Leg Fracture
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Shayla Worley

2007 U.S. world team member Shayla Worley is out of Olympic contention with a leg fracture, according to the AP.

Worley, a member of the U.S. team that won gold at the 2007 Worlds in Stuttgart, broke her right fibula Friday while warming up for the Olympic selection camp competition at the Karolyi ranch in Houston.

The 17-year-old Worley had been struggling with leg pain when she arrived at the ranch. During warmups for balance beam, she said she heard something "pop." X-rays confirmed the fracture.

Worley missed the U.S. Championships in June because of a herniated disc in her back, but competed three events at the U.S. Trials two weeks later.

World champions Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin were nominated to the U.S. Olympic team after the trials. In addition to Worley, nine other gymnasts are in Houston competing for the remaining four spots on the team that will compete next month in Beijing.

Also on Friday, veteran Chellsie Memmel ended her floor routine after second pass, fearing she had suffered a back or neck injury. Memmel, third all-around at the trials, skipped vault and uneven bars but recovered well enough to compete on balance beam.

The U.S. team will be announced Saturday evening, following a second day of competition at the ranch.

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