Sonny Bill Williams injured, ruled out of Olympic tournament

August 9, 2016 7:36 PM

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of the Olympic rugby sevens tournament after injuring his left ankle in New Zealand’s shocking 14-12 opening loss to Japan.

The highest-profile player involved in rugby’s return to the Olympics after 92 years, Williams didn’t get up after being tackled just after half time Tuesday and was helped from the field. New Zealand Rugby later said Williams had a partial Achilles tendon rupture and would be replaced for the remai...

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