US ice hockey star Brianna Decker is out after a serious leg injury at the Winter Olympics – Archyde

US Hockey star Brianna Decker is out of the Winter Olympics after suffering a serious leg injury in her first game Peking.

Decker, 30, was carried off the ice after colliding with the ice Finland‘s Ronja Savolainen during the preliminary round ice hockey game.

Now USA Hockey says the forward, one of the world’s best players, will miss the rest of the competition.

Decker could be heard screaming in pain after Savolainen’s leg interlocked around Decker’s leg and the pair fell to the ice, with the Finnish player landing on top of her opponent.

Decker was unable to put weight on the leg after the incident in the first period of play.

Between the first and second periods, teammate Amanda Kessel told NBC that hearing Decker scream in pain was a “sick moment.”



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Decker was later seen on crutches next to the bench and hugged by teammates as they exited the ice.

The Americans beat Finland 5-2 and meet the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) on Friday.



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During her illustrious career, she has helped Team USA win six gold medals and two silver medals at World Championships.

She won a silver medal with the team at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, but helped the USA win gold in Pyeongchang in 2018.

In 2019, Decker also competed in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition.

She also won the 2012 Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the best player in women’s college hockey, before playing in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League and also the National Women’s Hockey League.

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