U.S. players injured during opening match at World Cup

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The joy of a stunning early goal for the U.S. against Ghana was tempered by injuries to Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey. Altidore pulled up with a strained hamstring and Dempsey was left with a bloody nose after taking a high leg to the face.
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Ghana's John Boye (L) kicks high and knocks into the face of Clint Dempsey of the U.S. during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Ghana's Boye kicks high and knocks into the face of Dempsey of the U.S. during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal
Ghana's John Boye (L) kicks high and knocks into the face of Clint Dempsey of the U.S. during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Clint Dempsey of the U.S. lies on the pitch injured after being knocked in the face by Ghana's John Boye (not pictured) during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Dempsey of the U.S. lies on the pitch injured after being knocked in the face by Ghana's Boye during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal
Clint Dempsey of the U.S. lies on the pitch injured after being knocked in the face by Ghana's John Boye (not pictured) during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

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