CARSON, Calif. – A nagging left hamstring strain has kept Robbie Rogers from suiting up for the LA Galaxy for the past month, but the 26-year-old is hopeful that he'll be able to return at some point in the next month.
Following training on Thursday—Rogers’ first full training session—Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena told reporters that the winger is “getting close” to returning, but there was no decision yet on whether he'd be able to appear in this weekend’s match against the Portland Timbers. When asked about his status, Rogers provided no timeline for his return, but was pleased with his first day on the field.
“I’m feeling good. Today was my first day back in training. I’m feeling really good, but I’m being careful because I tore it a few times,” Rogers told LA Galaxy Insider. “I'm just being patient, but I feel really good and my movements felt good today. I'm starting to feel more confident in my leg and it’s going to take another week or two, but at least I finished a whole day of training without any setbacks. We'll see how it reacts tomorrow.”