Despite no prior indications that surgery was necessary, the Portland Thorns announced this afternoon that defender Kat Tarr has undergone a successful lateral meniscectomy procedure on her left knee and will begin rehabilitation immediately.
She is expected to recover in 4-6 weeks.
Tarr, 27, has made 6 appearances for the Thorns, including 5 starts, after joining the team prior to the season from German side SSG Essen.
Most recently, Tarr has started the last 5 matches at left back for the Thorns, but she was sent off in the 42nd minute of last week's loss at Boston and would have missed the match against Western New York this Saturday regardless.
No word on whether she can serve the suspension while recovering from her injury.
Thorns Press Release below -
THORNS FC DEFENDER KAT TARR UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL KNEE SURGERYPORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC announced today that defender Kat Tarr has undergone a successful lateral meniscectomy of her left knee. The procedure was performed by Dr. Richard Edelson at Sports Medicine Oregon in Tigard, Ore.
Tarr will begin rehabilitation immediately at Providence Sports Care Center at Providence Park. She is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
In her first season with the club, Tarr has made six appearances while earning five consecutive starts from May 10-28. She made her first appearance on April 26 in a 3-1 win at home against FC Kansas City entering as a substitute in the 83rd minute.