Galaxy’s Ricketts out up to six weeks with broken arm

i-1f24c88ae4cd7c57569f5457c698c1fc-donovan-ricketts.jpgDonovan Ricketts broke his left ulna – one of the two long bones in the forearm – after colliding with the Earthquakes’ Khari Stephenson in the 21st minute of Saturday’s game in San Jose.

An x-ray taken today confirmed the suspected fracture. The Jamaican international, who had just returned from Gold Cup duty, will have surgery Tuesday in Santa Monica and miss a minimum of four weeks.

Ricketts, 33, is leading MLS in goals against average, allowing just six goals in 12 games. He also has six shutouts.

Not good news for the Galaxy with the busiest weeks of the season still ahead.

Incidentally, midfielder Mike Magee was named MLS Player of the Week today for the 47 minutes he played in goal during the game after Ricketts’ replacement, Josh Saunders, was red-carded. Magee made four saves.

The Galaxy play a third round U.S. Open Cup game against the USL Pro LA Blues at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Titan Stadium in Fullerton.

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  • studs down

    obvious questions: will Perke start the next game and who’ll back him up? also, does the league still have pool keepers?

  • Inigo Montoya

    Mike! It’s you! Best goals-against average in the league!

    Nick, who’s the goalie against Seattle on Monday? Is Mike available?

  • UCLABZ

    That is the question on everyone’s mind… the galaxy need (at least) two new goalkeepers for there next game. Who is it going to be?

    Maybe Mike should keep up his duties. Has he ever received player of the week while playing in the midfield?