O’Hara out 8-12 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic ankle procedure

O'Hara will miss the USWNT's trip to Europe in November

Utah Royals FC defender Kelley O'Hara in action in 2018. (Photo credit: Rob Gray/isiphotos.com)

Utah Royals FC defender Kelley O’Hara has undergone an arthroscopic ankle procedure, U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday. U.S. Soccer said the surgery was done to remove loose bodies in her right ankle and that she will be out for 8-12 weeks.

O’Hara will miss the U.S. women’s national team’s trip to Portugal and Scotland in November, the final games of 2018 for the USWNT.

“It’s all good. These kinds of things come with the territory,” O’Hara said in a U.S. Soccer news release.

“This is just the best time to get the procedure done so I’m one hundred percent heading into 2019 and physically ready to perform at the level I want to and need to. It’s a bummer that I won’t get to Europe, but the most important thing is to be healthy for next year.”