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O'Hara requires reconstructive ankle surgery
August 15th, 2013 1:12AM

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[USA WOMEN] U.S. Olympic gold-medalist Kelley O'Hara will have reconstructive surgery on her right ankle on Thursday that requires her to sit out 4-6 months. The former Stanford star has had issues with her ankle throughout the inaugural NWSL season and decided the best option was to undergo surgery.
 
"Unfortunately, I've come to a point where I've exhausted all the treatment and rehab options to get my ankle totally fit and ready to play," O'Hara said in a statement. "At this point, surgery is the best option to come back one hundred percent for the next NWSL season and for the national team."
 
The 25-year-old O'Hara, who has three assists on the NWSL season, has not played since July 6.
 
"Any time you miss a player of Kelley's caliber for an extended period of time it affects the team," Sky Blue FC head coach Jim Gabarra said. "She's still a young player and this will give her a chance to come back and continue her successful career."

O'Hara, a converted forward, started six of 11 games for the USA in 2013. She had started 26 of 32 games in 2012.

NWSL rookie Kristien Mewis has started three games at left back, and North Carolina's Crystal Dunn and Meghan Klingenberg have started one apiece.


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