KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)U.S. national team midfielder Sam Mewis will miss the remainder of her season with the Kansas City Current because of what the club called ”a long-standing progressive injury to her right leg” that occurred before she joined the team.

The 29-year-old Mewis had arthroscopic surgery on her right knee last August.

Mewis emerged as one of the world’s best players while spending time with Manchester City, then returned to the National Women’s Soccer League with the North Carolina Courage last year. She was traded to the Current last November.

Mewis played a big role in helping the U.S. win the 2019 World Cup, playing six of seven matches and scoring a pair of goals. She played in the Americans’ 2-0 defeat of the Netherlands in the final.

Even though she’s out the rest of the season, Current general manager Camille Levin Ashton said Mewis would continue to help the team as it fights for the postseason. The Current are presently in the sixth and final playoff spot.

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