Two-time gold-medalist Lindsay Tarpley
is sidelined after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her
right knee during training with WPS's Chicago Red Stars last week. She joins a group of nine current U.S. pool players who have suffered ACL injuries. Surgeries generally require 8-10 months for a
The former University of North Carolina star suffered the injury during the last five minutes of the team's final training of 2009 before facing St. Louis Athletica
The 25-year-old Tarpley, who has played 119 matches and scored 30 goals for the USA, has not set a date for surgery, but will likely have the procedure within the next
She had seen action in six out of the seven matches the USA played in 2009.
A broken leg suffered in 2004 forced her to miss half of her junior and senior
seasons at UNC.