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Leroux to have ankle surgery; out up to 3 months

Sydney Leroux never played in WPS but she was the league's final No. 1 overall pick. (Photo Copyright Patricia Giobetti for The Equalizer)
Sydney Leroux needs ankle surgery and will miss up to 3 months. (Photo Copyright Patricia Giobetti for The Equalizer)

Sydney Leroux needs ankle surgery and will miss up to 3 months. (Photo Copyright Patricia Giobetti for The Equalizer)

On the same day it was announced that United States forward Alex Morgan had arthroscopic surgery on her right knee, U.S. Soccer revealed that forward Sydney Leroux needs surgery on her right ankle and will miss up to three months.

Leroux will miss the rest of the National Women’s Soccer season for the Western New York Flash, which acquired her in an offseason trade. Leroux played in three matches for the Flash, scoring one goal.

Leroux has an accessory bone in her right ankle that has been causing pain over the last six months and began to get increasingly irritated during the recent Women’s World Cup tournament, according to U.S. Soccer. That accessory bone will be removed. Leroux missed time earlier this year with an unspecified right foot injury which caused her to wear a walking boot.

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The 25-year-old Leroux played in four matches for the United States at the World Cup, registering one assist. She has 35 goals in 75 games for the United States.

The U.S. begins its 10-game World Cup victory tour on August 16. Leroux is likely to miss several matches of that tour.

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