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Katherine Reynolds Undergoes Season Ending Knee Surgery

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Her MCL surgery is successful but rehabilitation extends beyond the NWSL final.

Reynolds making a clearance while being charged down by Alex Morgan.
Nikita Taparia

Katherine Reynolds underwent successful surgery to repair a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL) in her right knee, the club announced today. The rehabilitation process from the surgery will keep her out for the rest of the season. Reynolds picked up the injury in the first half of the 2-1 victory against Sky Blue FC.

Reynolds has been an important influence in the early part of the season while Emily Menges recovered from a stress fracture picked up in preseason. Whether in central defense or as a fullback, Reynolds played almost every single minute she was available. Her 1,419 minutes logged are third this season behind Christine Sinclair and Lindsey Horan. With Ellie Carpenter growing into her role as a fullback, Midge Purce coming back to full health and Elizabeth Ball showing well in the second half against Sky Blue, the defense appears to be covered for now but her absence will be particularly hard felt should she miss time in next year’s World Cup season.

Reynolds made her 100th career NWSL appearance earlier this year against the North Carolina Courage, scoring her first ever league goal in a 4-1 loss.