Recovering from knee surgery, Buddle targets reserve league return against Chivas

01 August 2:21 pm

Recovering from knee surgery, Buddle targets reserve league return against Chivas

By Adam Serrano

CARSON, Calif.  – Slowly but surely, LA Galaxy forward Edson Buddle is making his way back to full fitness.

Buddle has been unavailable since undergoing surgery in his right knee on June 5th to repair damage to his meniscus, which was suffered during the Galaxy's match against the Houston Dynamo in late May. Over the past couple weeks; Buddle has gradually returned to action, but on Wednesday, the forward admitted that he is feeling better than ever.   

 “I’m feeling good. It’s the best my knee has ever felt right now,” Buddle told LAGalaxy.com on Wednesday. “I did a series of shots and it feels pretty good. It’s the best that I’ve ever felt today and I’m really happy about that.”

Buddle told LA Galaxy Insider on Wednesday that while he has not undergone a full training session with the team, he expects to train fully with the club at the end of the week. As far as returning to the field, however, Buddle is optimistic that he’ll be able to take the field on August 7th during a reserve league match against Chivas USA.

“I’m looking to play in the reserve match against Chivas,” said Buddle “We’re going to start there and then work our way up to more minutes.”