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LA Galaxy midfielder Jermaine Jones out 3-4 weeks with knee injury

Jones suffered a grade 2 MCL sprain vs. the Fire

MLS: Chicago Fire at Los Angeles Galaxy Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Bad news out of Carson. It looks like Jermaine Jones will be out for a month.

The Galaxy revealed on Monday that Jones suffered a grade 2 MCL sprain in his right knee during the first half of the team’s 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire and will be out for three to four weeks. Jones picked up the injury in the 42nd minute of the first half which resulted in Joao Pedro and Baggio Husidic filling in for the U.S. international in the center of the park.

Los Angeles return to action on Sunday when they head to Red Bull Arena to face off against the New York Red Bulls.

It’s a major loss for the Galaxy, but the situation isn’t dire. Jones will be out, but isn’t expected to miss significant time. It must also be said the attack looked more threatening in the second half without the U.S. international on the field, which raises optimism that LA can perform during his absence.