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.
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What can you do when you think you've already given it all? Get up and move forward . I had a successful knee surgery yesterday morning, the third in my career and hopefully the last one , this one is for a meniscus root tear (rare injury). I’m very disappointed but I will not give up , not now and never . Someone told me , athletes build themselves in adversity. Once again, I'm in the middle of it. I will be out for at least 4 months .. I see you soon Los Angeles
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.