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2 injured Colombia women's Olympic football players hospitalized; 3rd refuses treatment

07/31/2012 07:24 EDT | Updated 09/30/2012 05:12 EDT
NEWCASTLE, England - Two of Colombia's women's Olympic football players were hospitalized with injuries on Tuesday, while a third refused treatment following a 1-0 loss to France.

Midfielder Catalina Usme was carried off in first-half stoppage time at St. James Park with a right knee injury and was eventually admitted to Spire Washington Hospital.

Forward Ingrid Vidal, who was substituted in the 81st minute, was taken to Royal Victoria Infirmary by ambulance two hours after the match suffering dehydration.

Substitute Melissa Ortiz dislocated her right shoulder but did not join either of her teammates in hospital.

Colombia was eliminated from its first Olympic tournament after losing all three matches without scoring a goal.

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