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Wrestler Kurt Angle My Olympic Run's in Jeopardy ... Cause I Tore My Hammy

3/29/2012 3:32 PM PDT

Wrestler Kurt Angle Injures Hamstring -- Olympic Run in Jeopardy

Former Team USA wrestling bad ass Kurt Angle has hit a major hurdle in his quest to return to the Olympics ... telling TMZ he sustained a major injury that could put an end to his journey.

Angle -- who won a gold medal for heavyweight freestyle wrestling at the '96 games -- just called in to "TMZ Live" and explained, "I injured my hamstring this morning ... it is a tear."

The 43-year-old says the injury occurred during a training session this morning ... and he has an MRI scheduled for tomorrow. 

Angle tells us, "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."

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