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Romain Alessandrini out 4-6 months with meniscus injury

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Heartbreak.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at LA Galaxy Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Terrible news for a LA Galaxy team which has gotten off to such a strong start in 2019.

After going down during the early stages of last Friday victory over the Houston Dynamo with a knee injury, the club confirmed this morning Designated Player Romain Alessandrini will be out until at least September after suffering a meniscus tear. The organization also revealed the 30-year old Frenchman has already undergone successful surgery in Santa Monica at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute at Cedars-Sinai.

There has already been speculation the Galaxy may need to find a replacement sooner rather than later. While it is true Alessandrini has been unusually anemic in attack so far this season, Romain possesses the ability to playmake and finish in the final third from the winger position. The duo of Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Dennis te Kloese will have to come up with a creative solution in the coming weeks.