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Pregnant Soccer Star Lauren Holiday Needs Surgery To Remove a Brain Tumor

 

Retired U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team player Lauren Holiday is battling a brain tumor while pregnant with her first child.

Holiday, who is married to New Orleans Pelicans starting point guard Jrue Holiday, was diagnosed with a large tumor after experiencing piercing headaches. While benign, the mass is pushing into her orbital socket and must be removed after her October due date.

“Our priorities right now are being able to manage Lauren’s symptoms and still have a fairly healthy pregnancy,” says Jrue, who is taking a leave from the NBA to care for his wife. “Obviously, we were and are still very excited about the birth of our first child.”

Image via Instagram/laurenholiday12

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