Shannon Boxx ruled out vs. Colombia

Updated: July 27, 2012, 10:13 AM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN The Magazine

U.S. midfielder Shannon Boxx will not play in Saturday's game against Colombia because of a right hamstring injury she suffered Wednesday in the women's soccer team's opening win against France.

She will be re-evaluated before the following game, against North Korea. Carli Lloyd will be her replacement as starter against Colombia.

"She is important to the team and the tournament is long so we don't want to jeopardize anything," U.S. coach Pia Sundhage said Friday.

If the medical staff says Boxx can't play in the tournament, she can be replaced on the roster.

Alyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.

Alyssa Roenigk

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Alyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and whose assignments covering action sports, Olympics and football have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. In 2012, she joined the X Games TV broadcast team and ordered additional pages for her passport. Follow her on Twitter at @espn_alyssa.