Taylor to miss Olympics with left knee injury

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)

Australia forward Penny Taylor will miss the London Olympics after injuring her left knee playing for her Turkish club team.

Basketball Australia said Wednesday the 30-year-old Taylor, who was on the country's 2006 world championship-winning team and won Olympic silver medals in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008, tore her anterior cruciate ligament while playing with Fenerbahce in the EuroLeague and will have to undergo surgery.

Taylor has also won two WNBA championship titles with the Phoenix Mercury and was a three-time league All-Star. The injury is also likely to rule her out of the upcoming WNBA season, which begins May 18.

Taylor was averaging more than 19 points per game for Fenerbahce.

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