Hope Solo having shoulder surgery

U.S. Women’s National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo will undergo surgery on Wednesday, Sept. 22, on her right shoulder. Renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure in Birmingham, Ala., and the rehabilitation is expected to take five-six months.

Should the USA qualify for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup during the CONCACAF qualifying tournament being held in Mexico in late October and early November, Solo will be on track to be healthy and ready for selection for the Women’s World Cup, which kicks off June 26 in Germany.

Solo has consistently been the USA’s first-choice goalkeeper since the beginning of 2005 and has accumulated 91 caps, the second most in U.S. history for her position. She has started six of the nine games the USA has played this year, winning them all while allowing just two goals.

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