Megan Rapinoe Injury: Update on star's recovery from torn ACL

May 23, 2016 2:06 AM by Ross Field

Redding soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe's status for the upcoming Rio Olympics is in jeopardy.

The midfielder suffered a torn ACL in her right knee while training with the national team on Saturday, December 5th, 2015.

She has spent the last several months rehabbing and recovering in hopes of making it back in time for the Olympic Games, but at this point is still unsure about her status.

Rapinoe says the recovery time to heal takes 6 to 9 months.

Olympic women's soccer is slated to start on August 3rd, leaving Megan a short window of time before she has to be ready to take the field.

Rapinoe says she will only take the field if her knee feels one-hundred percent and there hasn't been any setbacks.

Rapinoe has suffered this injury before, including twice to her left knee while she was in college at Portland.

She has appeared in 113 games for the U.S. national team, recording 31 goals.


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