John Orozco, whose emotional reaction to earning a berth on the 2016 US men's Olympic gymnastics team inspiredtears from manyaround the nation, will not take the trip to Rio de Janeiro after all. According to a July 15 report from USA Gymnastics, Orozco withdrew from the Olympic Games after sustaining an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury. Danell Leyva, who was chosen by the selection committee as a replacement athlete when the original five-man team was announced on June 25, will compete in his place.

John Orozco out, 2012 Olympic medalist Leyva in

USA Gymnastics sharedthe sad news this morning via a tweet that read "We are heartbroken at the news that John Orozco has withdrawn from the U.S.

Olympic team due to an ACL injury." About a half an hour later, Leyva was named as his replacement. Leyva, 24, earned all-around bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games, which representedthe sole medal claimed by amale American artistic gymnastin London.

How did Orozco get injured?

According to a report by NBCOlympics, Orozco suffered the same injury that sidelined him in 2012 --a torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee-- while practicing a dismount from the high bar at Olympic training camp. US Men's National Team coordinator Kevin Mazeika commented that Orozco "is handling the situation like the true professional and champion that he is" and is lending his support to the rest of the team, which now includes Levya, national champion Sam Mikulak, Chris Brooks, Alex Naddour, and Jake Dalton.

The Olympic withdrawal is the latest sad update for the 23-year old Orozco. He suffered aninjuryin 2012 that took him out of competition for most of 2013. His beloved mother Damaris passed away in Feb. of 2015, and then just months later, he again suffered yet anotherinjury that could have ended his career.

However, he trained hard to recover, and wound up making the 2016 Olympic team after all.

Artistic gymnastics at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio is scheduled to begin Aug. 6 with men's qualifiers. Check local listings for exact times, and visit NBC Olympics online for livestream information and details.

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