A.J. DeLaGarza left last night's LA Galaxy match against the Colorado Rapids in the thirty fourth minute after a collision with Omar Cummings. DeLaGarza had to be stretchered off the field, and then helped to the locker room by the training staff unable to put weight on his leg. The early diagnosis was a left knee sprain.
LA Galaxy Insider Adam Serrano was able to catch up with DeLaGarza after the match, who was still in pain but upbeat. He didn't remember much about the play itself, and he simply had to trust what the doctors were saying about the injury at such an early state.
"It’s late in the season. Hopefully, I’ll be back for the playoffs or a couple games before that hopefully to get my rhythm back, depending on how bad it is."
The Galaxy have their final reserve match on October 12th, but that's probably too soon as less than two weeks would be a terribly quick recovery. Recovery time will depend on the severity of the sprain.
In the meantime, the Galaxy will have to depend on rookie Tommy Meyer or perhaps Andrew Boyens or David Junior Lopes. Bryan Gaul is also an option at center back. It's a blow to a Galaxy back line which had started to keep clean sheets since getting Omar Gonzalez back. However, it should be a blow the Galaxy can recover from.