Olympic Volleyball Player Kerri Walsh Has Pinkeye

Celebrity News Jul. 31, 2012 AT 9:00PM
Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States attends a Women's Beach Volleyball press conference on Day 4 at Horse Guards Parade on July 31, 2012 in London, England.  Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States attends a Women's Beach Volleyball press conference on Day 4 at Horse Guards Parade on July 31, 2012 in London, England. Credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

The timing isn't ideal, but beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh is in it to win it.

The two-time defending Olympic gold medalist, 33, has pinkeye, according to ESPN. She is taking antibiotics and still plans to compete with her partner, Misty May-Treanor, 35, in the next round. Walsh's husband, Casey Jennings, is also suffering from conjunctivitis.

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After first and second round wins at the London Olympics, Walsh and May-Treanor have extended their Olympic winning streak to 31 consecutive sets without a loss.

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"To all you amazing fans, friends, supporters out there. . . you are so rad!" Walsh wrote on Facebook July 30. "I'm too tired to write a lil recap but before I hit the hay please know that your love, energy and support means the world to us. We can feel it! Keep it coming. Please! We'll keep getting better -- I promise! Love and hugs from London."

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