LA Galaxy injury notes: Steven Gerrard ‘week-to-week,’ coaches U18s

Photo by Steve McCrank/Staff photographer

Photo by Steve McCrank/Staff photographer

Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena said Tuesday after training that midfielder Steven Gerrard, who injured his left calf in the first minute of the team’s 3-1 win over San Jose on March 19, will be “week-to-week” with a calf strain. Gerrard was not training with the team Tuesday as he was running the training session for the LA Galaxy Academy’s Under-18 team.

Forward Giovani dos Santos, who suffered a muscle strain in his left leg during the season opener, was present at training Tuesday and walked off the field with a bag of ice on his left quad.

Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy (groin) and Jeff Larentowicz, who underwent offseason hernia surgery, were both on the field Tuesday. Kennedy returned to the training field for the first time since getting injured in the season opener against D.C. United, but did leave training early.

Jose Villarreal, the oft-injured 22-year-old forward, is battling a right knee injury and trained Tuesday.

The team is taking this weekend off for the FIFA break and resume MLS play on April 2 in Vancouver against the Whitecaps.

Forwards Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes and defender A.J. DeLaGarza are on international duty this week. Keane is playing for the Republic of Ireland in a pair of friendlies, while Zardes (United States) and DeLaGarza (Guam) will represent their respective countries in FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches.


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