LA Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez Undergoes Successful Surgery

CARSON, CA - MAY 01: Omar Gonzalez #4 of the Los Angeles Galaxy clears a ball in front of Alejandro Moreno #15 of the Philadelphia Union during the first half at the Home Depot Center on May 1, 2010 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The LA Galaxy sent out a release yesterday evening, updating the media on Omar Gonzalez' status. He did have surgery yesterday, it was successful, and soon he'll begin the long recovery process. We'll have to wait until March to see who Bruce Arena is going to put in Gonzalez' spot, but it would surprise me to see Bruce go with a one year loan to fill the void. From the release:

LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in his left knee. Club doctors from the Santa Monica Orthopedic Group performed the surgery yesterday in Los Angeles after the 23-year-old defender was injured during a training session last week while on loan with FC Nürnberg of the German Bundesliga. He is expected to be out approximately 7-9 months, though he will begin his rehabilitation later this month.

Originally loaned to Nürnberg last week, Gonzalez suffered the injury in his first training session with the club in Turkey on Wednesday, January 4 with an MRI revealing the extent of the injury the following day. He returned to Southern California on Sunday, January 8 before being seen by the Galaxy medical staff, who confirmed the initial diagnosis of the torn ligament.

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