Rapinoe, who leads the NWSL with 12 goals, injured her knee during national team duty earlier this month.

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The Seattle Reign FC announced Friday that forward Megan Rapinoe underwent arthroscopic left knee surgery and is expected to be out for five weeks.

The Reign said the star forward had the surgery earlier this week at the University of Washington. The team said Rapinoe first reported knee soreness after her U.S. Women’s National Team match against Japan on Aug. 3.

Rapinoe leads the National Women’s Soccer League with 12 goals. She was the league’s Player of the Month for July.

The Reign hosts the North Carolina Courage Sunday at Seattle Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m.


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