CHICAGO (AP) – USA goalkeeper Hope Solo will be sidelined for three-to-four months following surgery to repair torn cartilage in her left wrist.
The United States Soccer Federation made the announcement Friday, a day after the operation. The USSF said she likely will miss at least the first half of the Seattle Reign's season in the National Women's Soccer League, which starts its first season next month.
It was originally reported in late February that Solo, who helped the Americans win gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics , had a wrist injury and she would miss the national team's trip to the Algarve Cup.
USA's current goalkeeper Jill Loyden broke a bone in her left hand during training Thursday and will miss three months. Loyden was injured while training with the team at the Algarve Cup and will leave Portugal on Friday to consult with a hand specialist to determine if she will need surgery.
She broke a different bone in the same hand during US women's training camp in January 2011.
The 31-year-old Solo, who has 135 international appearances, is missing the Algarve Cup tournament in Portugal. The United States stayed atop their group with a 5-0 rout of China on Friday.