Sam Mewis unlikely to play for US at World Cup after surgery

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Midfielder Sam Mewis has undergone a second knee surgery and is unlikely to be available to play for the United States at the Women’s World Cup this summer.

Mewis, who also plays for the Kansas City Current in the National Women’s Soccer League, first had surgery on her right knee in August 2021. But she required another surgery last week, she announced Monday on social media.

“This has been a really difficult time for me personally and I’ve been devastated to be away from soccer so long,” she said.

The loss is a blow to the United States because the 30-year-old Mewis is considered one of the best players in the world at her position. Mewis is also expected to miss the upcoming NWSL season with the Current.

“I don’t have a timeline for return to soccer, but I will give my best effort in my recovery as I always have,” Mewis said.—APP