Veteran Undergoes Successful Surgery to Repair Torn Cartilage in Left Wrist
CHICAGO (March 8, 2013) – U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo underwent successful surgery on Thursday to repair torn cartilage in her left wrist. Solo, who has been playing with the long-standing injury, is expected to be out approximately 3-4 months.
A member of the U.S. National Team since 2001, Solo is second all-time in U.S. history in caps, wins and shutouts for a goalkeeper. Since becoming the starting goalkeeper for the USA in 2005, Solo has established herself as one of the world’s best female goalkeepers. She won the best goalkeeper award at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany and had a monumental match in the gold medal game of the 2012 Olympics in London. Solo currently has 135 caps for the United States.
Solo was allocated to the Seattle Reign of the new National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), which begins play in April, but she will likely miss at least the first half of the NWSL season.
The U.S. team is currently participating in the 2013 Algarve Cup in Portugal where it won the first two games against Iceland (3-0) and China PR (5-0). Next, the U.S. will play Sweden in its final Group B game on March 11 at 11 a.m. ET for a berth to the Algarve Cup championship game. For the entire tournament schedule, please go to the Algarve Cup tournament page on ussoccer.com.