MLS Injuries: Galaxy's Husidic breaks leg

LA Galaxy midfielder Baggio Husidic broke his leg in the first half of Sunday's 2-1 victory at Minnesota United. His injury followed the foot injury suffered by Sebastian Lletget in March and knee injury Jermaine Jones suffered two weeks ago.

Husidic broke his right leg sliding in attempt to tackle Adu Danladi in midfield and immediately went down the ground in the 5th minute. He was stretchered off two minutes later.

Husidic didn't start the first seven games of the 2017 season, but the Galaxy is now unbeaten in the four games he started.

Lletget is out for most of the summer, while Jones should remain out for a couple of more weeks.

Husidic's injury left first-year Portuguese Joao Pedro as the only established central midfielder but Pedro himself had to leave the game in the 87th minute with what was suspected to be a hamstring issue.

Rafael Garcia, who replaced Husidic on Sunday, has started just 10 games in his six seasons with the Galaxy. Jaime Villarreal, who replaced Pedro, was making his MLS debut.

Ten days earlier, the Galaxy placed defender Robbie Rogers on their season-ending injury list due to complications from his offseason surgery to repair nerve damage in his left ankle.

6 comments about "MLS Injuries: Galaxy's Husidic breaks leg".
  1. Quarterback TD, May 22, 2017 at 8:56 a.m.

    Ouch!!! Not coming back after that

  2. Nick Daverese, May 22, 2017 at 9:28 a.m.

    I am not a believer in doing a slide tackle. I rather they tackle using the stand up block tackle the regular tackle. But if the player finds himself turned around and chasing towards his own defense goal I find myself yelling to slide tackle the ball off the field.

    There are guys doing a lot of bad slide tackles in our game. They do it because most of the times if you do a good one or a bad one the dribbler will still lose the ball trying to avoid the slide.

    We work with dribblers at the youth level at trying to avoid the slide tackle while still managing not to lose the ball at the same time. We do it using Dutch gates. The gate represents the slide tackler. Push the ball under the gate then hurdle the gate and then win the ball again.

  3. Balt Burns, May 22, 2017 at 12:58 p.m.

    The article does not mention the fact that the match was played on field-turf (probably the worst in the league if you ask Jelle van Damme). Husidic's foot plants and just sticks to the turf and his leg bends very awkwardly while he falls. It's a freak injury considering there was no contact to the injured leg.

  4. Craig Cummings, May 23, 2017 at 12:58 a.m.

    Not good for Baggio and Christian ramirez. One more for christian and one more own goal. 7 goals or 9 goals.

  5. Vince Leone, May 23, 2017 at 10:51 p.m.

    I agree, Balt Burns. I blame that one at least partly on that bad turf. I wish MLS cared enough about its players to ban artificial turf.

  6. Craig Cummings, May 24, 2017 at 10:22 p.m.

    I read in La Times that it is the worst field in the league. Come on MLS.

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