Galaxy's Keane sidelined following knee surgery

The LA Galaxy will be missing midfielder Steven Gerrard for its game against Vancouver Saturday, and won’t have striker Robbie Keane available for at least a month.

Gerrard suffered a calf injury warming up for a game against San Jose March 19 and isn’t expected to play against the Whitecaps. Gerrard has registered one assist for the Galaxy in three league matches, all starts.

Keane underwent orthoscopic surgery on his right knee this week after returning from international duty with Ireland. He had scored twice in three MLS games before leaving to join Ireland’s national team for a pair of friendlies, but never trained with the squad and left camp early to be evaluated by Galaxy team doctors.

Giovani Dos Santos was able to play in just the season opener against D.C. United before suffering an injury to his left leg, but has been in full training this week.

Dos Santos played the first half and was replaced by Mike Magee, who scored twice and also earned an assist in a 4-1 victory. Head coach Bruce Arena has not stated if Dos Santos will be available to face the Whitecaps.

“Sure, it’s something to be concerned about, that’s why we have to make sure that he comes back, and he’s fully healthy. If he’s not then, we won’t put him back on the field," Arena told LA Galaxy Insider. “There’s no reason to believe that Gio can’t be a good player game in and game out. That’s what we expect out of him.”
1 comment about "Galaxy's Keane sidelined following knee surgery".
  1. Ric Fonseca, April 1, 2016 at 4:39 p.m.

    Sorry to read about the LAG/I mean Carson Galaxy's injury problems. However, I have duly noted from today's LA Times that in addition to Gerrard, Kean, Dos Santos, and Kenendy, that Cole and Van Damme are also injured. So, except for Gio, the "old expensive crew" of the Carson Galacticos, are showing their age, wouldn't you say?

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