The start of the 2017 season is quickly approaching and the Galaxy might be without two returning starters for the March 4 opener.
Forward Gyasi Zardes, who missed the end of the regular season after suffering a broken bone in his right foot in August, recently had “minor” surgery on his right knee, coach Curt Onalfo confirmed Tuesday.
Zardes originally injured the knee during training camp with the U.S. Men’s National Team, forcing him to miss the two friendlies against Serbia and Jamaica.
“He’s progressing fine with his rehab,” Onalfo said. “Hopefully, he’ll be able to start moving early next week.”
Defender Robbie Rogers is bothered by an ankle injury that has kept him off of the training field.
“He’s still recovering from his ankle surgery,” Onalfo said of Rogers. “I don’t anticipate him to be available to start the season.”
Rafael Garcia has replaced Rogers at right back in each of the two preseason games so far.