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Germany's Marcel Nguyen Suffers Torn ACL
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Two-time Olympic silver medalist Marcel Nguyen injured his knee Saturday and will miss the rest of the season, the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) announced.

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Marcel Nguyen (Germany) injured his knee Saturday and will miss the rest of the season, the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) announced.

Nguyen tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while training a layout double-double dismount off still rings.

On Sept. 6, Nguyen helped Germany win a tri-meet against Romania and Switzerland in the Swiss city of Obersiggenthal. Nguyen had the top scores for Germany on three events, scoring 14.950 on still rings and vault and a 15.250 on high bar.

"This is a bitter blow for Marcel, because we saw him training really well both for himself and for the team for the world championships," said DTB Sports Director Wolfgang Willam. "We hope this sends a shockwave through the team and the guys will rise to the challenge."

Nguyen will undergo surgery in Munich as soon as possible, Willam said. Nguyen, who turned 27 on Sept. 8, won silver medals in the all-around and parallel bars at the 2012 Olympics in London. He is a two-time European champion on parallel bars (2011 and 2012).

This is the second knee injury affecting the German team to the world championships. 2012 Olympic vault finalist Janine Berger tore her ACL at the end of August.

Alternate Helge Liebrich will replace Nguyen on the German men's world team, joining Andreas Bretschneider, Lukas Dauser, Fabian Hambüchen, Philipp Herder and Andreas Toba. The team leaves Thursday for a training camp in Japan prior to the world championships, which begin Oct. 3 in Nanning, China.

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