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Retired U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Lauren Holiday underwent brain surgery Thursday to remove a benign tumor and is recovering in North Carolina. In September, Holiday gave birth to a daughter, who shares a name with her father, NBA player Jrue Holiday.

Glushon Sports Management, who represents Lauren’s husband, released a statement Sunday:


Jrue will miss the beginning of the New Orleans Pelicans’ season while Lauren recovers.

Staff writer at Deadspin.

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