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Romain Alessandrini week to week with hamstring injury

Winger dealt temporary setback

MLS: Chicago Fire at LA Galaxy Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone’s favorite Frenchman will probably not be traveling to Texas for Saturday’s mid-day clash vs. FC Dallas.

The good news is Romain Alessandrini appears to just be “week to week” with a hamstring tweak so the Designated Player likely hasn’t suffered a serious setback, at least for now. The LA Times’ Kevin Baxter reported the news.

Replacing Alessandrini for this weekend’s fixture shouldn’t be difficult. The versatility of Uriel Antuna allows Guillermo Barros Schelotto to start the young Mexican winger on the right wing while inserting Emmanuel Boateng on the opposite flank without much lost in translation.

The long-term issue? Hamstring injuries tend to be reoccur over time, so the technical staff must stay vigilant over the next month or so to ensure Romain’s injury is merely a temporary setback. A return in two to four weeks time is a safe bet, though the exact severity of the injury is still unknown.