Lauren Holiday recovering after successful surgery

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, allowing 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.
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