Today, U.S. Soccer announced that defender Kelley O’Hara underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery to repair a lingering issue. The surgery took place this morning, and she will miss 8-12 weeks while she recovers.
O’Hara, the defender who plays in the NWSL for Utah Royals FC, started four matches during the recent CONCACAF Women’s Championship for the United States. According to U.S. Soccer, her and the team staff decided that now was the time to get the procedure done so that she could make a full recovery in time for a crucial 2019 calendar.
O’Hara will miss the upcoming USWNT friendlies against Portugal and Scotland next month, but should be back in time for the beginning of the 2019 NWSL season. That will certainly give her plenty of time to show she’s healthy and should be a part of the 23-woman roster that the USWNT will send to France next summer for the Women’s World Cup.
All the best for a speedy recovery to Kelley O’Hara, and we hope to see her back on the field at 100% soon.