Former U.S. national team star Lauren Holiday
is recovering after having successful surgery at Duke University Hospital to remove a benign tumor from the right side of her brain, according to
reports. It came less than a month after she gave birth to a healthy baby girl
doctors to go ahead with the surgery
Lauren Holiday retired last year at the age of 28 to start a family with her husband, NBA star Jrue Holiday
. In announcing her
illness, Jrue Holiday said this summer he would miss an indefinite part of the New Orleans Pelicans' 2016-17 season to tend to his family.
Suffering from persistent headaches, Lauren
Holiday went to her doctor and was diagnosed having a benign brain tumor near her orbital socket.
Two days after scoring for the USA in its 5-2 win over Japan in the 2015 Women's World
Cup final, Holiday announced that she was retiring from the national team and would quit soccer after the NWSL season with FC Kansas City. She also won two Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012 with
the national team and NWSL titles with FCKC in 2014 and 2015.