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Chicago, Il. – Chicago Red Stars defender Taryn Hemmings underwent successful surgery Thursday to repair her left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). She completed surgery at home in Colorado and will begin rehab there which is expected to take between 6-7 months.

Hemmings was injured on July 14 in a home match against FC Kansas City when defending against a breakaway situation. There was no contact on the play, but Hemmings would end up tearing the ACL and MCL in her left knee during the encounter.

Hemmings was an integral part of the Red Stars defensive line, starting in all 14 matches she played for Chicago during the 2013 NWSL season. She logged 1245 minutes, which was second on the team only to captain Lori Chalupny (whose season was also ended with an ankle injury on July 28).

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