Sam Mewis underwent arthroscopic surgery earlier this week. 

North Carolina Courage and U.S. women’s national team midfielder Sam Mewis underwent arthroscopic surgery on her right knee earlier this week, it was announced Thursday morning.

Mewis will have a 6-8 week recovery period.

“It’s just something that’s been bothering me for a while, so after having discussions with the U.S. Soccer and the Courage medical staffs I decided it was best to get it cleaned up now,” Mewis said. “I feel good and I’ve already started on my rehab to work to get back for the end of the NWSL season and hopefully the October international window.”

After returning to the NWSL from her stint at Manchester City in England, Mewis played in five matches for the Courage this National Women’s Soccer League season, scoring once with one assist, before leaving for the Tokyo Olympics. She helped the USA win the bronze medal.