Donovan listed as questionable with bone bruise, status up in air for SJ

16 October 3:06 pm

Donovan listed as questionable with bone bruise, status up in air for SJ

By Adam Serrano

In an interview with the local media, LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena confirmed his statements to Sirus XM FC radio by specifying Landon Donovan's injury as a bone bruse. However, the LA Galaxy captain's status remains in question for Sunday's game against the San Jose Earthquakes. 

On Tuesday afternoon, the club listed Donovan as questionble with a left knee bone bruise for Sunday's match agaisnt San Jose. The Galaxy captain did not participate in training on Tuesday ahead of the club's off day on Wednesday, taking part in gym work for the second consecutive day this week. When questioned by reporters, Arena stated that Donovan's injury was a "not a long term injury" but a "short term" one and he is  "day by day" as they look to evaluate the forward ahead of the San Jose match. 

"We're taking it a day at a time with Landon, and were hopeful that he’ll be back in the near future," said Arena. "You never know with those things, you’ve got to get scans done and get a doctor's opinion." 

Arena went on to state that he had only recently been made aware of the specificity of the injury, but was not in a rush to reveal the details. 

"There was no rush. We had no game, right? The national team gave their opinion, and we took our time and evaluated him and didn't rush to any kind of judgment and haven’t so we'll just see," said Arena. " These things, you never know what they're like, but we don’t think that it’s anything that critical where we need to be giving notices on the hour on his condition."