Rose Lavelle is on the comeback trail from her knee injury.

USA star Rose Lavelle recovering from injury right before the World Cup

With the 2023 Women's World Cup about three weeks away for the United States, the team is starting to get healthy at the right time. There's been plenty of concern surrounding two players in particular: Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle

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Both standouts were a major part of the team's success in 2019, as they were able to help the USWNT win it all for the second World Cup in a row. While both have been dealing with injuries for a while, all signs are pointing to them being good to go for the start of the tournament. 

In a new piece from The Washington Post, it has been reported that not only are Lavelle and Rapinoe feeling better with their respective knee and calf issues, but they should see some action in the friendly vs. Wales next week as well. 

Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle are improving with their injuries ahead of the World Cup

Lavelle has been sidelined with her knee injury for a bit of a long stretch, causing her to miss plenty of action with her club team. However, she's been grinding in her rehab to make sure she can suit up for the World Cup.

Before you know it, the July 21 showdown vs. Vietnam will arrive. In the group stages, after that meeting with Vietnam, the USA will then face the Netherlands on July 26, followed by a clash with Portugal on Aug. 1.

The meeting with the Netherlands is a game people have had circled on their calendars for a while, as it will be a rematch of the 2019 World Cup Final. In that final, both Rapinoe and Lavelle were electric. 

Rapinoe opened up the scoring from the penalty spot. Then, Lavelle made things 2-0 with one of the best goals of the tourney. Lavelle would not be denied, as she fired off an amazing left-footed shot into the back of the net: 

Lavelle will once again look to be a major contributor for the squad this World Cup. We're a huge fan of her game and we can't wait to see what she'll be able to get done over the next month or so. Luckily, she's feeling better with her knee. It's amazing news for the squad as a whole. 

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