Angle Tears Hamstring, Olympic Hopes in Jeopardy

Kurt Angle suffered a bad hamstring tear injury on Thursday which could put his hopes of competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics Games in jeopardy.

Angle, who won a gold medal for heavyweight freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Games, called in to TMZ Live o Friday and explained, “I injured my hamstring this morning, it is a tear.”

The injury occurred during a Thursday morning training session. An MRI is scheduled for Friday. As for how this will affect his Olympic bid:

“I still plan on going [to the Olympics] … I’ve been training for a whole year now … so it all depends on how it heals … but if this tear is really bad, there’s a chance I may not go.”