Friday July 17th, 2015

U.S. women's national team forward Sydney Leroux will miss up to three months after undergoing surgery on her right ankle next week.

According to a news release from U.S. Soccer, Leroux has been dealing with an "accessory bone" in the ankle that became "increasingly irritated" during this summer's World Cup. Leroux started two and played in four games during the tournament, which the U.S. won when it beat Japan, 5-2, in the championship match.

Leroux, who plays for the Western New York Flash in the National Women's Soccer League, will be sidelined for the rest of her club season as well as part of the U.S.'s 10-match tour later this summer, the release says. The tour begins on Aug. 16 with a match against Costa Rica in Pittsburgh.

Leroux, 25, has scored 35 goals over 75 appearances for the national team.

• USWNT's Alex Morgan to miss 3-4 weeks after knee surgery

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