MLS: Robbie Rogers sidelined by ankle surgery

The LA Galaxy’s list of missing starters has grown by one, and this one won't be back for a while.

Outside back Robbie Rogers is expected to miss six weeks to recover from arthroscopic surgery performed on his ankle on Monday. Rogers has played 12 games (10 starts) for the Galaxy this season while changing sides from left back to right back to accommodate the offseason acquisition of former English international Ashley Cole.

Rogers, 29, has played 69 games for the Galaxy since his rights were traded to the Galaxy by Chicago three years ago. In his nine MLS seasons he’s scored 15 goals and registered 22 assists in 175 appearances.

The Galaxy hosts Colorado Wednesday at StubHub Center without Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Keane. Zardes is with the U.S. team at the Copa America Centenario and Keane is playing in the European Championship for Ireland, which plays its last group game Wednesday against Italy. For the Rapids, Jermaine Jones (USA) and Shkelzen Gashi (Albania) are similarly occupied.

The Galaxy has also been without Steven Gerrard (hamstring injury) and Giovani dos Santos (quad issue) missed the 1-0 loss to Toroto FC, but Coach Bruce Arena said they will be available for the Rapids game.

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