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Galaxy's early exit will allow Donovan to heal ankle
November 12th, 2013 11:58PM

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[MLS INJURY REPORT] If there is a positive to the LA Galaxy's early exit from the MLS playoffs -- the first time since 2006 that it hasn't either played up until at least the Western Conference final or gone on tour with David Beckham or both -- it is that the extended offseason will give Landon Donovan a chance for his ankle to heal.

Donovan was bothered by the injury to his left ankle for almost the final two months of the Galaxy season and played only one half in the final two World Cup qualifiers -- he was subbed at the half of the USA's 2-0 win over Jamaica -- before being released to return to the Galaxy.

He scored two goals in a 5-0 win over Chivas USA that tied him for the MLS career scoring lead with Jeff Cunningham (134 goals), but he was held scoreless in his other five MLS games after injuring his ankle in a game against D.C. United on Sept. 14.

“That is a little bit of a blessing, and I'm probably going to need the full time to let it heal,” Donovan told Los Angeles reporters on Monday. “My aim is to take at least the next four weeks and probably six weeks and let the ankle heal and then get myself ready.”

Donovan faces a potentially hectic start of the year with a likely call-up to the World Cup training camp for MLS players in January, the start of the MLS season in March, as well as the Galaxy's Concacaf Champions League quarterfinal series against Tijuana, also in March.


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